IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in Detroit as part of a tax awareness tour, giving tips to last-minute tax filers.
The IRS has a warning for Americans — watch out for tax scams. Every year the agency releases a “Dirty Dozen” list of the worst tax scams out there. This year, identity theft and phone scams top the list.
Tax scams can take many forms, with perpetrators posing as the IRS in everything from e-mail refund schemes to phone impersonators.
Tax day is fast approaching. Review some of the more common tax scams, so that you can avoid them.