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Security Summit Alert: Tax Professionals Warned of New Scam to “Unlock” Their Tax Software Accounts
IR-2017-39, Feb. 17, 2017 – The IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry today warned tax professionals to be alert to a new phishing email scam impersonating software providers.

IRS Summarizes "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams for 2017
IR-2017-37, Feb. 17, 2017 — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the conclusion of its annual "Dirty Dozen" list of tax scams.

IRS Committed to Stopping Offshore Tax Cheating; Remains on “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017
IR-2017-35, Feb. 16, 2017 — The IRS today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its 2017 list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen.”

Avoid the Rush: EITC and ACTC Refunds Expected to Arrive the Week of Feb. 27
IR-2017-36, Feb. 16, 2017 — As the IRS begins releasing refunds for taxpayers who claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit and the Additional Child Tax Credit, the tax agency reminded taxpayers that they should not expect refunds to be available in bank accounts or on debit cards until the week of Feb. 27.

IRS “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams List for 2017 Continues with Warning Against Frivolous Tax Arguments
IR-2017-33, Feb. 15, 2017 — The IRS today continued rolling out its 2017 “Dirty Dozen” tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying taxes.

Avoid the Rush: Check Before Making IRS Office Appointment
IR-2017-34, Feb. 15, 2017 — February is not only a peak time for calls to the Internal Revenue Service’s call center; it’s also the peak time for visits to IRS offices for face-to-face tax help.

Avoid the Rush: Be Prepared to Validate Identity if Calling the IRS
IR-2017-32, Feb. 14, 2017 — The IRS said mid-February marks the agency’s busiest time of the year for telephone calls.

IRS Warns of Abusive Tax Shelters on 2017 “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams
IR-2017-31, Feb. 14, 2017 — For the third consecutive year, the IRS places abusive micro-captive insurance tax shelters on its list of “Dirty Dozen” tax scams.

Avoid the Rush; Use for Quick Answers to Questions
IR-2017-30, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS today reminded taxpayers that the next couple of weeks, especially around Presidents’ Day, marks the busiest time of year for IRS toll-free phone services.

IRS Includes Falsifying Income Scam in 2017 List of “Dirty Dozen”
IR-2017-29, Feb. 13, 2017 — The IRS today continued issuing its annual list of common tax scams by warning taxpayers to avoid schemes to erroneously claim tax credits. This year’s “Dirty Dozen” includes falsifying income to claim tax credits.

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