Beware of Scammers This Tax Season

Beware of Scammers This Tax Season

Monday, February 27, 2023

While scammers work year-round to steal money and sensitive personal information from unsuspecting individuals, their schemes become more prevalent during tax season. Here, we answer some common questions related to tax scams to help you keep your information safe. How can I ensure I’m working with a legitimate tax preparer? Before you hire someone to do your taxes, do some research. This includes reviewing the tax preparer’s fees, checking for special designations or memberships, and asking for references from previous clients. Also, ask to see their Preparer Tax Identification Number, a requirement for individuals who prepare or assist in preparing federal tax returns for compensation. If they won’t share it with you, you’re talking to a scammer. Other red flags include asking you to sig...

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