The IRS “Dirty Dozen”

The IRS “Dirty Dozen”

The IRS “Dirty Dozen” is a list of twelve of the most recorded scams that the IRS is aware of and has been combating against. Taxpayers should be aware and cautious of these scams throughout the year. Identity Theft: The IRS continues to aggressively pursue the criminals that file fraudulent returns using someone else’s Social Security…

Why a Tax Professional?

Why a Tax Professional?

Tax professionals have varying levels of skills, education and expertise. Furthermore, not all tax professionals have the right to represent taxpayers before the IRS, such as during an audit. Taxpayers should be aware of the credentials, qualifications and extent of service each prospective professional provides before obtaining their service. Enrolled agents, certified public accountants and…

Beware of Tax Scams

Beware of Tax Scams

As tax season approaches, we would like to remind others to be on the look out for fraudulent schemes. Every tax season, there is an increase in schemes that target innocent taxpayers by email, by phone and on-line. Some of the most prevalent IRS impersonation scams include: Requesting fake tax payments: The IRS has seen automated…

Know Your Rights as a Taxpayer
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Know Your Rights as a Taxpayer

Everyone has certain, undeniable rights. That includes you, the Taxpayer. Below is what is known as the Taxpayer Bill of Rights. This outlines the information that the taxpayer has the right to. This helpful guide was created by the Taxpayer Advocate service. The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. An independent organization…