1. New Tax Scams Popping Up: IRS Warns of Email & Phone Schemes

    The IRS is warning taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information. These “phishing” schemes continue to be on the annual IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2017 filing season. The IRS saw a big spike in phishing and malware incidents during the 2016 tax season. New and evolving phishing schemes have already been seen this month as scam artists work to confuse taxpayers during filing season.

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    1. These email schemes continue to evolve and can fool even the most cautious person. Email messages can look like they come from the IRS or others in the tax community.