With the 2018 tax filing season in full swing, the Internal Revenue Service today kicked off its annual countdown of the twelve most prevalent tax scams facing taxpayers. Compiled annually by the IRS, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter any time of the year, but many of these schemes peak during filing season as individuals prepare their tax returns or seek help from tax professionals. As in prior years, the IRS will highlight each of these scams on twelve consecutive days in order to help protect taxpayers and raise awareness. In subsequent posts, we will report on each of the “Dirty Dozen” scams as they are unveiled by the IRS.

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