The IRS and Its “Dirty Dozen”

Last week I passed along a few tales of identity theft and phone scams involving the IRS.  The IRS also annually posts a list of the “Dirty Dozen” tax scams that may impact you or for which they look when reviewing tax returns. Number 1 on the list was identity theft and number 2 centered around phone scams.  As you can see, fraud and identity theft involving the IRS is becoming more common and you need to be aware of the most likely scams.  Moreover, the threat has increased now that it has been revealed that the recent IRS hack will impact many, many more taxpayers.  Be sure to talk to your professional advisors about possible ways to protect yourself.  #identitytheft #IRShacked #taxfraud #dirtydozen #protectyourself