IRS releases its “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for 2014

Annually, the Internal Revenue Service releases a list of tax scams for taxpayers to be on the look-out for during tax season.  The list, with descriptions, can be found on the IRS website.

This year, the list includes:

  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