Abusive Tax Shelters

If you’re looking for financial refuge, it’s best to avoid abusive tax shelters. While there are plenty of completely legitimate and credible forms of tax shelters, many individuals and tax scammers use exemptions, credits, and claims to cheat the IRS. There can be serious consequences when att…

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Charity Scams

Fake Charities When disaster strikes, many people rise to the occasion and offer whatever kind of financial help they can. Sadly, there are charity scammers waiting for such an opportunity to manifest so that they can try to take advantage of people’s kindness. In addition to the fake charities …

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Claiming False Deductions on Your Tax Return

It’s no secret that the IRS is limited in its resources to accurately analyze every single tax return. Because of this, it might seem incredibly easy to pad your profits, pay fewer income taxes, and increase your deductions. People make mistakes on their taxes all of the time; after all, we’re …

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Excessive Claims for Business Credits

Becoming a small business owner is a noble and rewarding pursuit, but it does come with some challenges. Taxes are one of the most difficult things for small business owners to navigate because there is just so much to know. This is why so many business owners turn to tax professionals to handle ta…

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Falsifying Earned Income to Claim Tax Credits

If you work for a large company that issues a W-2 when tax season rolls around, it’s not likely that you can falsify your income. However, it’s not uncommon for tax scammers to claim they can boost your return by falsifying your income. In addition to scammers, there are a number of individuals…

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Frivolous Tax Arguments

Have you recently read somewhere or heard someone claim that you don’t need to file a frivolous return with the IRS? Don’t fall for it—frivolous tax arguments are a scam. The IRS is concerned that people may fall victim to con artists and promoters who sell these schemes and then leave the ta…

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Inflated Refund Claims Tax Scam

Scammers are always looking for a way to exploit and take advantage of people—and one common way is through the promise of a huge tax return. It can be incredibly enticing to bite at the chance to get a huge tax return when you aren’t initially expecting one. However, many of these are nothing …

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IRS Identity Theft

As technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives, the cases of identity theft have increased as well. When you make payments or file your taxes online, you risk putting sensitive information in the wrong hands, leaving you susceptible to identity theft. That doesn’t m…

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IRS Phishing Scams

IRS Phishing Don’t get hooked by an IRS phishing scam; inform yourself about the increasingly prevalent number of con artists who try to impersonate the IRS in order to steal your identity or financial assets. Phishing scams have severe implications on victims' tax standing, bank accounts, and p…

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IRS Phone Scams

Have you recently received a phone call from someone claiming to represent the IRS? Perhaps they said that you owe taxes that require immediate payment, or you may face arrest, deportation, or license revocation if you don’t pay your bill. Before you start panicking, you need to learn about IRS p…

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Offshore Tax Evasion

Offshore Tax Avoidance Are you part of the increasing number of citizens frustrated with the amount of tax evasion in the United States? You’re not alone. More and more honest, hardworking taxpayers are becoming fed up with the prevalence of offshore tax avoidance schemes and are demanding tax f…

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Return Preparer Fraud

When tax season rolls around, be careful who you trust with your return. It might come as a surprise, but there are a large number of organizations and individuals who pose as legitimate tax businesses in order to scam people out of their tax returns. When you’re trying to juggle a career, family…

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