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IRS "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2017
 

IRS "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2017

Posted: February 17, 2017
The annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams highlights various schemes that taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season.

IRS Warns of Video Relay Scam Targeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing
 

IRS Warns of Video Relay Scam Targeting Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Posted: February 17, 2017
Be aware that con artists will use video relay services (VRS) to try to scam deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Deaf and hard of hearing taxpayers should avoid giving out personal and financial information to anyone they do not know.


Be Prepared to Validate Identity if Calling the IRS
 

Be Prepared to Validate Identity if Calling the IRS

Posted: February 16, 2017
The IRS is reminding taxpayers who have questions about their tax accounts to be prepared to validate their identity when speaking with an IRS assistor. This will help avoid the need for a repeat call.



Unverified e-Services Accounts Now Suspended
 

Unverified e-Services Accounts Now Suspended

Posted: February 6, 2017
As of Sunday, February 5, the e-Services accounts for users who failed to verify their identities with the IRS have had their accounts suspended.


Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving
 

Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving

Posted: February 3, 2017
The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry have issued an urgent alert to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits.

IRS Releases Updated Form 990-EZ
 

IRS Releases Updated Form 990-EZ

Posted: January 31, 2017
The IRS has announced the release of an updated Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax, that will help tax-exempt organizations avoid common mistakes when filing their annual return.