Beware These 12 Tax Scams in 2016

The IRS recently finished announcing their “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2016 filing season. The list compiles the most common scams that taxpayers may encounter year-round. Predictably, these schemes increase drastically in frequency in the months surrounding the annual filing deadline, as many rush to get their returns filed. It’s important for taxpayers to remember that they’re often still legally responsible for what appears in their filed tax returns, regardless of who prepared the documents, so the scams on this list could expose taxpayers to unexpected penalties and even criminal charges. Here are the top 12 tax scams the IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of in 2016.

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