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We will soon be entering the tax filing season and need to be aware of tax scams and schemes. In recent years, thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams and fake IRS communication.REMEMBER: The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Additionally, IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement actions. Being able to recognize these tell-tale signs of a phishing or tax scam could save you from becoming a victim. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Return Preparer Fraud
Scams and Schemes
The three most common types of scams that the IRS is seeing are:
Other Recent Tax Scams
Don’t be a victim! Visit www.irs.gov for the latest information on new scams and schemes!