The Dirty Dozen represents the worst of the worst tax scams.
Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter anytime but many of these schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their returns or hire someone to help with their taxes. Don’t fall prey.
The IRS will update their page regularly with the 2017 list of Dirty Dozen Tax Scams.
- IRS Warns of Abusive Tax Shelters on 2017 “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams — For the third consecutive year, the IRS places abusive micro-captive insurance tax shelters on its list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams. See IR-2017-31.
- IRS Includes Falsifying Income Scam in 2017 List of “Dirty Dozen” — The Internal Revenue Service today continued issuing its annual list of common tax scams by warning taxpayers to avoid schemes to erroneously claim tax credits. See IR-2017-29.
- IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid Includes Falsely Padding Deductions — Avoid the temptation to falsely inflate deductions or expenses on tax returns, the IRS warned today in its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. Doing so may result in paying less than is owed or receiving a larger refund than is due. See IR-2017-28.
- Excessive Claims for Business Credits Makes the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams — The Internal Revenue Service today warned that taxpayers should watch for improper claims for business credits, which is on the “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2017 filing season. See IR-2017-27.
- Falsely Inflating Refund Claims on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to unscrupulous tax return preparers touting inflated tax refunds. This scam remains on the annual list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen” for 2017. See IR-2017-26.
- Fake Charities on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017 – The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers about groups masquerading as charitable organizations to attract donations from unsuspecting contributors, one of the “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams for the 2017 filing season. See IR-2017-25.
- IRS “Dirty Dozen” Series of Tax Scams for 2017 Includes Return Preparer Fraud; Choose Reputable Return Preparers — The IRS warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season. See IR-2017-23.
- Identity Theft Remains on “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams; IRS, States, Tax Industry Urge People to be Vigilant Against Criminals — The IRS issued a filing season alert, warning taxpayers and tax professionals to watch out for identity theft at tax time, and highlighted the crime as a recurring scam in the agency’s “Dirty Dozen” series. See IR-2017-22.
- Phone Scams a Serious Threat; Remain on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017 — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, remain on the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2017 filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. See IR-2017-19.
- Phishing Schemes Lead the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017; Remain Tax-Time Threat — The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2017 filing season. See IR-2017-15.