Every year, people fall prey to tax scams. That’s why the Internal Revenue Service distributes a list of its annual Dirty Dozen tax scams. The IRS wants the public to be safe and informed — and not become a victim.
Taxpayers who get involved in illegal tax scams can lose their money, or face stiff penalties, interest and even criminal prosecution. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Be on the lookout for these scams: