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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8. Phone scams.A new scam is gaining popularity, where fraudsters call and pretend to be from the IRS. Some callers demand tax payments and even threaten arrest or other law enforcement action if the person refuses. Others tell victims they are owed large refunds and ask for personal information in order to steal their identity.

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