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.

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11. Evading taxes. Some shady investment advisers and tax preparers are creating and promoting complicated tax structures and shelters that clients can use to evade taxes -- often involving multiple entities and offshore accounts.

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