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Six Tips to Help Clients Avoid Tax Scams This Season


Raj Bakhru

As tax-filing season kicks off, it’s important to be on the lookout for tax scams, and to help protect your clients from them. For the past few years, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has issued a Dirty Dozen list of tax scams, which in 2018 included phishing, fake charities and return preparer fraud. The Equifax and Marriott data breaches may also lead to an uptick in tax fraud this season.

Here are some ways you can protect yourself and your clients. We encourage you to share these tips as appropriate.


Raj Bakhru, CISSP, is a partner at ACA Aponix, the cybersecurity and IT risk division of ACA Compliance Group.

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