Topic: Tax Scams
Washington, D.C. – The Internal Revenue Service continued rolling out its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes.
Promoters of frivolous schemes encourage taxpayers to make unreasonable and outlandish legal claims to avoid paying their taxes. Time and again these arguments have been thrown out of court.
“Taxpayers should steer clear of tax-avoidance arguments and the unscrupulous promoters of such schemes,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Taxpayers tangled up in these scams end up paying back taxes and often stiff penalties as well.”
Scammer Posing as an IRS Representative
Clarksville, TN – On April 11th, 2016, a Clarksville Police Officer responded to an IRS scam. In the incident below, the caller poses as an IRS representative and tells the victim that he has unpaid taxes and threatens to freeze the victim’s accounts if he does not comply with his demands.
The following narrative gives details to this IRS scam and provides examples of scam tactics:
Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance says be wary of Tax Scams ahead of April 15th filing deadline
Nashville, TN – Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak warns Tennessee residents to avoid falling prey to scammers and phony tax preparers ahead of the April 15th Tax Day deadline.
“Scammers and fraudulent tax preparers use the rush of tax season to prey on people by using fraudulent practices designed to steal money and personal information,” McPeak said. “Tennesseans should be vigilant in protecting their personal information during this time of the year by educating themselves before hiring someone to prepare their taxes.” «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – Ah, summertime! Warm days, rest and recreation and…tax scams. Thieves don’t stop victimizing unsuspecting taxpayers with their scams after April 15th. Identity theft, phone and phishing scams happen year-round.
Those three top the IRS’s ‘Dirty Dozen’ list of tax scams this year. Here’s some important information you should know about these common tax scams.
Washington, D.C. – Every year, people fall prey to tax scams. The IRS wants you to be safe and informed – and not become a victim.
“Some people are victimized by tax scams, while some get involved after being lured in by false promises of big money,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone.
Taxpayers who get involved in illegal tax scams can lose their money, or face stiff penalties, interest and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – For busy people getting ready to file their taxes, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has some short, informative YouTube videos available online in English, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL).
“You can even watch these videos on your mobile device with the free IRS2Go app,” said IRS spokesman Dan Boone. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS is warning the public about a phone scam that targets people across the nation, including recent immigrants. Callers claiming to be from the IRS tell intended victims they owe taxes and must pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer.
The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.
Washington, D.C. – Are you thinking about taxes while you’re enjoying the warm summer months? Not likely! But the IRS wants you to know that scammers ARE thinking about taxes and ways to dupe you out of your money.
Tax scams can happen anytime of the year, not just during tax season. Three common year-round scams are identity theft, phishing and return preparer fraud. These schemes are on the top of the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of scams this year. They’re illegal and can lead to significant penalties and interest, even criminal prosecution.
Here’s more information about these scams that every taxpayer should know. «Read the rest of this article»
Washington, D.C. – The IRS’s annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list includes common tax scams that often peak during the tax filing season. The IRS recommends that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true.
Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Spring is here and that means the April 15th tax filing deadline can’t be far away. Some people will wait until the last minute to file.
IRS spokesman Dan Boone offers these five tips for the estimated 605,000 Tennesseans who will wait until April to file. «Read the rest of this article»
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