IRS warns of phishing schemes and other tax scams during the 2017 filing season

The Internal Revenue Service recently released a list of tax scams to watch for during the 2017 filing season.   Leading the list of tax scams for 2017 were phishing schemes, which involve fake email or websites that trick taxpayers or practitioners into giving personal information (such as Social Security numbers, credit card numbers, or bank account numbers) and login or password information. These schemes have targeted tax practitioners, payroll and human resources departments, government agencies, and individual taxpayers. Be wary about clicking on any attachments or links in emails.

Read about the “Dirty Dozen” top tax scams at: http://www.thetaxadviser.com/news/2017/feb/irs-2017-dirty-dozen-tax-scams-201716068.html