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IRS releases its “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Annually, the Internal Revenue Service releases a list of tax scams for taxpayers to be on the look-out for during tax season. The list, with descriptions, can be found on the IRS website.

This year, the list includes:

  • Identity Theft
  • Pervasive Telephone Scams
  • Phishing False Promises of “Free Money” from Inflated Refunds
  • Return Preparer Fraud
  • Hiding Income Offshore
  • Impersonation of Charitable Organizations
  • False Income, Expenses or Exemptions
  • Frivolous Arguments
  • Falsely Claiming Zero Wages or Using False Form 1099
  • Abusive Tax Structures
  • Misuse of Trusts