Identifying genuine HMRC email communications V phishing emails and spam

12 April 2016

HMRC have recently updated their guidance on GOV.UK that will help you to check when you have received genuine HMRC contact rather than phishing emails.

The current list of digital and other contact issued from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has been updated to include the Employer Bulletin 59 email.

“HMRC sends informational emails several times a year to employers who have registered to receive them. These emails never ask you to provide personal or financial information.”

The latest batch of emails issued by HMRC will be sent from 11 April 2016. The emails are titled ‘Important information for employers’ and refer to Employer Bulletin 59 (the April edition). The emails include links which direct recipients to pages on the HMRC website, including advice about online security.