Each year, after tax season ends, IRS publishes a list called “The Dirty Dozen” which lays out information on tax scams seen most frequently during the season, so that EROs and taxpayers know what to look out for in order to protect themselves against fraud. Today, we'll cover some of the most critical ones and provide you a few tips on how you can help your clients avoid falling prey to the scams reported most frequently last tax season.
The scams covered in this post are:
- Tax Fraud via Identity Theft
- Scams perpetrated over the phone
- Fake e-mails and websites
- Return Preparer Fraud
You can also check out the Dirty Dozen list published by IRS in its entirety here.