Tax Scams

Owe Money to the IRS?  Reduce Your Debt for Pennies on the Dollar

Who hasn’t seen these ads on television claiming that if you owe taxes, the advertiser can settle your debt for pennies on the dollar. Do you believe these ads to be valid? Every year, the IRS publishes their DIRTY DOZEN list which is basically a list of the top 12 scams with regard to taxes.  […]

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The Latest Holiday Scam – Gift Cards and Taxes

There are nice people who work for the IRS – pretty much a thankless job.  And, they would love to receive acknowledgment for their efforts, but let’s face it – if you were to receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and telling you that you owe taxes which can be […]

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IRS Unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams For 2020 – Part 4

Fake Payments with Repayment Demands: Criminals are always finding new ways to trick taxpayers into believing their scam including putting a bogus refund into the taxpayer’s actual bank account. Here’s how the scam works: A con artist steals or obtains a taxpayer’s personal data including Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) and […]

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IRS Unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams For 2020 – Part 3

Scams targeting non-English speakers: IRS impersonators and other scammers also target groups with limited English proficiency. These scams are often threatening in nature. Some scams also target those potentially receiving an Economic Impact Payment and request personal or financial information from the taxpayer. Phone scams pose a major threat to people with limited access to […]

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IRS Unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams For 2020 – Part 2

This week we continue our IRS Dirty Dozen list of tax scams. Social Media Scams: Taxpayers need to protect themselves against social media scams, which frequently use events like COVID-19 to try tricking people. Social media enables anyone to share information with anyone else on the Internet. Scammers use that information as ammunition for a […]

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IRS Unveils ‘Dirty Dozen’ List of Tax Scams For 2020 – Part 1

Each year, the Internal Revenue Service releases its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams.   This year, there is a special emphasis on aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments.  I will be sharing this year’s “Dirty Dozen” over the course of the next four blogs. “Tax scams tend […]

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Do You Know The Telltale Signs Of A Tax Scam?

We are constantly hearing about security and technology and perhaps are turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to anything we see and/or hear.  But, in these trying times, there are many creative minds at work and not working for the good.  They are coming up with new ways each and every day and […]

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