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IRS Tips: IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

IRS Tips: IRS Offers New Cash Payment Option

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today a new payment option for individual taxpayers who need to pay their taxes with cash.

IRS TIPS: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IRS TIPS: Dirty Dozen Tax Scams

IR-2016-29, Feb. 19, 2016 — The IRS today wrapped up its annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams with identity theft topping this year’s list but with phone scams and phishing schemes also deserving special mention.

Falsifying Income to Claim Tax Credits is on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

Falsifying Income to Claim Tax Credits is on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

Some people falsely increase the income they report to the IRS. This scam involves inflating or including income on a tax return that was never earned, either as wages or as self-employment income, usually in order to maximize refundable credits.

Inflated Refund Claims Again Made the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

Inflated Refund Claims Again Made the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous tax return preparers pushing inflated tax refund claims. This scam remains on the annual list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen” for the 2016 filing season

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