Tax season is a stressful time. There are so many questions and unknowns, and you’re looking for help from anyone. Scammers know that this is the case, so they will try a tax scam to steal your information or money. In this guide, we’ll tell you 14 tax scams, how to protect yourself, and how to report a scam.
What is a tax scam?
A tax scam is a seasonal scam. Unlike pumpkin spice coffee, this seasonal trend isn’t enjoyable at all. Scammers are looking to steal your personal information by posing as an IRS agent or tax preparer, tricking you with a tax-related call or email, or hacking your computer.
Many people are confused by taxes, and many individuals and businesses don’t know what the IRS can and can’t do. Scammers know this and use tax season to roll out seasonal scams to take your money.
The high stakes of a tax scam
Just a little information can do a lot of damage. This is especially true for people who own a small…