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The airwaves and print media are being flooded with advertising about settling your tax debts with the IRS for pennies on the dollar. While the ads are giving truthful information, another problem faces thousands of taxpayers every day. Tax scams are prevalent, and for the innocent taxpayer can be very costly. The IRS said the following in a recent news release: “Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals.” The IRS each year puts together a list of the most dangerous scams and calls the list the “Dirty Dozen.” Some that may catch the reader or a client are discussed here.

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