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2015 Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

Each year the IRS posts the worst tax scams across America.   The IRS works with the Department of Justice and its criminal division to shut down these tax scams, but it’s a never ending saga and scammers steal billions of dollars each year of public funds.  Let’s take a look at this year's dirty dozen tax scam list:
Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents. I have had numerous clients call me who received these phone calls.Hang up on these people and let them know you are sending their information to the FBI.
Fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information (phishing). If you get an email from what appears to be the IRS delete it and do not open it.Call a tax attorney or the IRS for assistance to determine if you have a real tax issue.
Identity theft continues to be a problem especially around tax time. File your tax return early, the IRS typically accepts the first return filed.So if you f…