Today the IRS issued the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for 2014, in which the IRS compiles a variety of common scams that taxpayers can encounter. See IR-2014-16. The release notes that while taxpayers can encounter these scams at any point during the year, many of them peak during filing season. Here is the list:

1. Identity Theft

2. Pervasive Telephone Scams

3. Phishing

4. False Promises of “Free Money” from Inflated Refunds

5. Return Preparer Fraud

6. Hiding Income Offshore

7. Impersonation of Charitable Organizations

8. False Income, Expenses or Exemptions

9. Frivolous Arguments

10. Falsely Claiming Zero Wages or Using False Form 1099

11. Abusive Tax Structures

12. Misuse of Trusts

The IRS news release can be found at this link.