IRS Working Hard To Limit Scams During Tax Season

By: Litsa Pappas Email
By: Litsa Pappas Email

HARRISONBURG -- The IRS put out a list of ways to avoid getting scammed during tax season.

The IRS calls this list the "Dirty Dozen." It includes the twelve most common ways people can be scammed when doing their taxes.

Nicholas Perrine, a tax manager, said the IRS will never email you, so you should never give your personal information over the internet.

Perrine said people who want to donate their tax returns to natural disaster relief will need to be extra careful.

"People know that there are a lot of Americans out there who want to give some money to some really good causes," Perrine said. "But if you're going to an online website, how do you know that those people are going to pass those funds on to the people who really deserve them?"

Perrine also said most of these scams target low-income people.


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