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12 most common tax scams

Published On: Mar 27 2013 10:50:52 AM PDT   Updated On: Mar 19 2014 05:50:06 AM PDT

The IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common tax scams that pop up during tax season. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

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2. Phishing. Have you received an e-mail that appears to be from the IRS? It's probably not. Instead, it could be from a scammer. The IRS does not use e-mail, texts or social media to contact taxpayers for personal or financial information, so relay any such messages to phishing@irs.gov.

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