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IRS Releases List of “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

March 3, 2016

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Here they are. The 2016 “dirty dozen” tax scams to watch out for:

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1. Identity theft
2. Phone scams
3. Phishing
4. Return preparer fraud
5. Hiding money or income offshore
6. Inflated refund claims
7. Fake charities
8. Falsely padding deductions
9. Excessive claims for business credits
10. Falsifying income to claim tax credits
11. Abusive tax shelters
12. Frivolous tax arguments

Recognizing thieves’ tactics can help you guard against them. For more information, read the full article from the Journal of Accountancy. Also check out our Fraud Prevention Resource Center for more insights.

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