Sinema Bill to Fight Back Against IRS Scams Passes House

Today, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) passed her bill to combat IRS scams. The legislation, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives, requires the Department of Justice to confront the growing threat of IRS impersonation scams and protect the financial well-being of Arizona families.

“Hardworking Arizona families are all too familiar with threatening scam calls that harass them day and night,” said Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. “Our commonsense bill gives us the tools to defend everyday Arizonans and fight criminals who impersonate the IRS to steal from Arizonans. We worked across the aisle to pass this bill, and we’ll continue to stand up for Arizona families and bring scammers to justice.”

Sinema worked across party lines with Congressman David Young (IA-03) to introduce H.R. 2905, the Justice for Victims of IRS Scams and Identity Theft Act. The bill requires the Department of Justice (DOJ) to report to Congress on the scope of the IRS impersonation scam problem and provide recommendations to stop it. The report will focus DOJ on tackling IRS scams and jumpstart the government’s response to the growing problem.

Since 2013, more than 10,000 victims have paid more than $54 million dollars as a result of IRS phone scams.