As year-end approaches, we want to remind our friends and clients of potential tax scams that exist. Cyber criminals use these scams to obtain names, social security numbers, addresses and other personally identifiable information to file bogus tax returns or defraud you into sending them cash directly.
Below is a list of the most common scams, as provided by the IRS.
- Phone Scams
- Identity Theft
- Return Preparer Fraud
- Inflated Refund Claims
- Falsifying Income to Claim Credits
- Falsely Padding Deductions on Returns
- Fake Charities
- Excessive Claims for Business Credits
- Offshore Tax Avoidance
- Frivolous Tax Arguments
- Abusive Tax Shelter
For additional details regarding the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” tax scams, click the link above or watch the video HERE.
Keep in mind, the IRS will never call or email without prior notice requesting payment. If you are suspicious of any fraudulent activity, please discuss with a friend, family member, contact us HERE or give us a call 248-934-0550 for support.
Should you become aware of any scams please report them HERE.