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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6. Bogus charities. In the wake of disasters like Superstorm Sandy, scammers come out of the woodwork and solicit donations for bogus charities. Some will even impersonate the IRS and contact disaster victims, claiming to be able to help them file casualty loss claims or obtain refunds.

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