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Considering the abundance of tax scams out there, it’s wise to be wary of unusual correspondence purporting to be from the IRS. However, if you recently received a jointly issued IRS-White House letter from Joe Biden confirming that you’ve been issued stimulus funds, it’s important to know that it’s not a scam, and that you should keep it.

What’s in the letter?

The Department of the Treasury letter, known as “Notice 1444-C,” is an official IRS correspondence confirming a third stimulus payment has been approved and automatically deposited into your account (or a check issued to you). The letter contains a message from Joe Biden, beginning:

“My fellow American, On March 11, 2021, I signed into law the American Rescue Plan, a law that will help vaccinate America and deliver immediate economic relief to hundreds of millions of Americans, including you.”

The letter also provides contact information in case…

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