12 most common tax scams

Published On: Mar 27 2013 10:50:52 AM PDT   Updated On: Jan 21 2015 12:00:37 AM PST

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

Identity theft
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1. Identity theft. Identity thieves are increasingly getting hold of taxpayers' names, Social Security numbers, birth dates and other information, then fraudulently claiming tax refunds in their names.


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