You might’ve read something about the IRS wanting to regulate certain tax preparers, and if that’s the case, you’re most likely wondering why. It can’t be that hard, this thing called ‘taxes.’ They’re just numbers! I dare you to try it. Try it. Try looking at all your figures, your annual income, and figure out this thing called ‘tax brackets,’ breaks and all that other lingo and jargon many certified public accountants would know (but not you).
Taxes Aren’t Fun, People. And Neither Are These Tax Scams.
Because taxes are no joke, it’s pretty easy to get scammed into something without realizing it. We’ve seen it for years. The IRS is quite aware of it. In fact, the agency has an annual list of tax scams that one could call the “Dirty Dozen.” No joke.
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For this year of 2015, though, know that the idea of the ‘tax scam’ is an evolving beast of mammoth proportions, so it would do you well to always check up with the Internal Revenue Service
about what to look out for. The IRS did issue its first warning back in 2014 over a telephone tax scam, but since then, things have gotten worse. Don’t be fooled.
In particular, the new healthcare premium tax credit we’ll be looking at for 2015 is a healthy target for scams. Consult with a tax attorney, as usual, and speak with a professional about it. Whatever you do, never answer the phone and talk to a supposed ‘tax expert’ trying to determine just how much you owe the government.
Be on Your Guard About These 2015 Tax Return Scams
Nobody likes getting swindled. And remember to watch out for enemy targets out there in the battlefield.