• Common Tax Scams to Avoid in 2016

    Apr 08, 2016
    Tax season is rife with criminals seeking to exploit Americans’ fears related to the IRS, and in recent years, scam artists have been stepping up efforts to steal money from taxpayers using aggressive phone scare tactics, fraudulent emails, identity theft and other forms of deceit. Even more alarming, the perpetrators of these crimes have been getting increasingly sophisticated in their approach—causing disruption and panic even among Americans who believe they should know better and robbing taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars. To help avoid falling prey to these offenders, be sure to familiarize yourself with these two common schemes that rank among the IRS’s top tax-time scams for 2016.