tax scams

August 4, 2020 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Blog: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams: 2020 Edition

The “Dirty Dozen” is a list of common tax scams that target taxpayers. Compiled and issued annually every year by the IRS, this year it includes many aggressive and evolving schemes related to coronavirus tax relief, including Economic Impact Payments. The criminals behind these bogus schemes view everyone as potentially easy prey and everyone should […]

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September 11, 2019 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

Two New Tax Scams to Watch out For

Although the April filing deadline has come and gone, scam artists remain hard at work. As such, taxpayers should be on the lookout for scams that reference taxes or mention the IRS, especially during the summer and fall as tax bills and refunds arrive. The two new variations of tax-related scams that are currently making […]

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February 10, 2017 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

IRS Tax Scams 2017: FAQs

As tax season approaches, taxpayers are reminded to be on the lookout for an array of evolving tax scams related to identity theft and refund fraud. Every year scam artists look for new ways to trick taxpayers out of their hard-earned money, sensitive financial information or even access to their computers. It seems that no […]

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October 13, 2016 | Juanita Farmer, CPA

IRS Warns of Fake Tax Bill Emails

Numerous reports of scammers sending fraudulent CP2000 Notices for tax-year 2015 have been received by the IRS, resulting in an investigation by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. The notice relates to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and requests information regarding 2014 coverage. It also includes a request for payment of unpaid taxes. Here’s […]

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March 14, 2013 | Staff Writer

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Beware Tax Season Scams

The IRS warns residents of scams involving emails requesting your personal information during tax season. These emails appear to be from the IRS, but are fraudulent. This type of scam is referred to as “phishing.” Don’t be fooled. Don’t open, respond to or click links on these type of emails. Do contact the IRS directly […]

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