The IRS does not communicate by e-mail, I learned when I called before opening a message from a person using her name at irs.gov address. The message stated that my recent payment to the IRS was rejected by my bank. I checked with IRS and learned this is a PHISHING message. . not to be opened. The IRS requests reporting these attempts to gain banking information. Forward the message to: email@example.com Recognizing electronic phishing challenges everyone with a computer, for this attempt was at a low water level `banking pond’ in need of re-stocking.