What does tax season mean to you? For fraudsters, tax season means additional opportunities to prey on the majority of Americans who have been subject to breaches of their private information and/or don't have a background in tax law. To help, the IRS had once again complied its "Dirty Dozen" list of this year's most common tax related scams.
WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today wrapped up issuing its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams. The IRS reminds taxpayers to remain vigilant to these often aggressive and evolving schemes throughout the year. This year's “Dirty Dozen” list highlights a wide variety of schemes that taxpayers may encounter at any time, although many may peak during tax-filing season. The schemes run the gamut from simple refund inflation scams to complex tax shelter deals. A common theme throughout all: Scams put taxpayers at risk. The IRS highlighted the “Dirty Dozen” scam list in separate news releases over 12 weekdays. Taxpayers are encouraged to review the list in a special section on IRS.gov and be on the lookout for these ruses throughout the year.