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IRS Dirty Dozen of 2015

The IRS has released its 2015 Dirty Dozen list of the most popular tax fraud and scams methods currently used by the tax criminals. According to this list, which is available on the IRS website, aggressive phone calls from so-called … Continue reading

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FBI Investigating Tax Returns Fraud

Yahoo Finance has reported on the ongoing investigation initiated by the FBI after US States Departments of Revenue reported criminal activity that affected a lot of taxpayers. Many people in various states were not able to file their 2014 income … Continue reading

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He Can’t Be Caught

Another incredible example of a contact with tax scammers was posted on LimaOhio.com., a news channel of Lima, Ohio. The Sheriff’s Office of the Mercer County warned people in its community about an ongoing phone tax scam; the same type … Continue reading

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Americans Fight Back Against Tax Scammers

More and more American taxpayers have become aware of tax scams and various methods that criminals use to steal money from people. The IRS itself, together with many tax resolution companies, put a lot of effort into increasing public understanding … Continue reading

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Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration on Tax Scams

When we hear about tax scammers that steal money from people by making telephone calls, we can’t imagine that this can ever happen to us. However, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), J. Russell George, nearly … Continue reading

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Washington State is the Latest to be Targeted

Washington State Department of Revenue is warning all state taxpayers about deceptive emails that have been sent to various businesses and a number of individuals by tax scammers. These emails inform taxpayers that the State Department of Revenue (DOR) filed … Continue reading

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Tax Scam Season Starts Now

The year is almost over, which means many of us will start preparing 2014 Income tax returns within a few weeks. This will also be a very busy time for the tax scammers, who usually try to file fraudulent returns … Continue reading

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