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IRS’ Dirty Dozen: 12 Tax Scams to Avoid — 2018

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Throughout March, the Internal Revenue Service has rolled out its annual “dirty dozen” list of common scams that taxpayers may encounter any time of the year, but especially during filing season as people prepare their tax returns or seek help from tax professionals.

“We urge taxpayers to watch out for these tricky and dangerous schemes,” Acting IRS Commissioner David Kautter said in a statement. “Phishing and other scams on the ‘Dirty Dozen’ list can trap unsuspecting taxpayers. Being cautious and taking basic security steps can help protect people and their sensitive tax and financial data.”

The agency also urged taxpayers to help protect themselves against identity theft by reviewing safety tips prepared the Security Summit, a collaborative effort between the IRS, states and the private-sector tax community.

Check out the gallery for the 2018 “dirty dozen” according to the IRS.

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