Last week, the IRS concluded its annual summertime “Dirty Dozen” – their list of the worst and most common tax scams to beware of. This year bred new scams relating to the pandemic, including Economic Impact Payment theft and Unemployment Insurance fraud. There was also the usual personal information cons using phishing, impersonations, social media scams, and ransomware. The IRS warned about these kinds of cons, and others such as fake charities, focusing on unsuspecting victims like senior citizens. Last in the IRS’ list are a variety of abusive arrangements, or promoters of tax deduction schemes who cheat the system and charge high fees to their clients for it. These promoters of tax schemes are what caused the latest IRS division to be created, the Office of Promoter Investigations (OPI). To view more information on the Dirty Dozen, click here.
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