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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3. Fraudulent tax preparers. When choosing a preparer, make sure he or she has an IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). And watch out for preparers who base fees on the size of your refund or promise refunds that sound too good to be true.

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