Tax Warrior Chronicles

BEWARE: Pandemic-related Scams Lead the IRS’s Hit List

Posted on Fri, Jul 30, 2021

As the world fights through a devastating pandemic, tax scams and schemes have not stopped. In fact, they have grown. No theme is too low for these nefarious designers of deceit. The IRS tracks and releases a list of the most prominent scams each year. Taxpayers and tax professionals should know them well and how to avoid becoming a victim. Pandemic-related scams lead this year’s IRS “Dirty Dozen” list.

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New Tax Law Challenges Present Opportunity for Scams

Posted on Fri, Jan 04, 2019

By: Eric R. Elmore

 

It’s been a full year since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed. And, while the IRS and tax professionals continue to dissect it, scam artists are busy plotting to take advantage of the confusion to steal your money and identity. Today, we’ll discuss a few of their go-to scams and some new ones that have surfaced. Let's get at it!

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The Powerful and Little-known ID Theft Tool

Posted on Fri, Oct 06, 2017

By: Eric R. Elmore

 

The recent Equifax data breach reminded us that our most personal information is under a constant volley of attacks by hackers. It seems no matter how sophisticated defensive technology becomes, there is always someone who is one-step ahead. Data breaches have become de rigueur and our attention these days is equally split between prevention and post-event management. One tool can help with the latter; and it is not widely known. Today, The Tax Warriors® discuss this weapon against identity theft and fraud you can institute with a simple phone call. 

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Costly Tax Scams Becoming Harder to Unmask – Know the Signs

Posted on Mon, Mar 02, 2015

This time of year many of us are thinking about our tax obligation to Uncle Sam.  On the other hand, some thieves are crafting ways to capitalize on our fears of owing money to the IRS. To combat this, the IRS continues to warn about fake emails, websites and phone calls designed to steal your money and/or identity. These scams rank high on the IRS list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams for the 2015 filing season.  The more you know, the least likely you are to fall victim to these highly convincing scams. The Tax Warriors® wish to provide guidance on how to identify and avoid these hucksters and protect your identity and bank accounts!

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