Compiled annually by the IRS, the “Dirty Dozen” is a list of common scams taxpayers may encounter in the coming months. While many of these scams peak during the tax filing season, they may be encountered at any time during the year. Here is this year’s list:
1. Identity Theft
2. Phone Scams
3. Phishing
4. Tax Return Preparer Fraud
5. Hiding Money or Income Offshore
6. Inflated Refund Claims
7. Fake Charities
8. Falsely Padding Deductions on Tax Returns
9. Excessive Claims for Business Credits
10. Falsifying Income to Claim Credits
11. Abusive Tax Shelters
12. Frivolous Tax Arguments