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Hiding Money or Income Offshore Resides on the Dirty Dozen List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season
IR-2016-17, Feb. 5, 2016 --The Internal Revenue Service today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its annual list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen” for the 2015 filing season.

Return Preparer Fraud Is on the IRS Annual “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams to Avoid During the 2016 Filing Season
IR-2016-16, Feb. 4, 2016 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to be on the lookout for unscrupulous return preparers, one of the most common “Dirty Dozen” tax scams seen during tax season.

Phishing Remains on the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season
IR-2016-15, Feb. 3, 2016 — The IRS today warned taxpayers to watch out for fake emails or websites looking to steal personal information, also known as “phishing.”

Phone Scams Continue to be a Serious Threat, Remain on IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season
IR-2016-14, Feb. 2, 2016 — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, the IRS announced today.

IRS to Begin Accepting Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement Requests for India on February 16
IR-2016-13, Feb. 1, 2016 — IRS officials announced today that on February 16, the Advance Pricing and Mutual Agreement office (APMA), a representative office of the U.S. competent authority, will begin accepting requests for bilateral advance pricing agreements (bilateral APAs) between the United States and India.

Identity Theft an Ongoing Concern on the IRS Annual "Dirty Dozen" List of Tax Scams to Avoid
IR-2016-12, Feb. 1, 2016 — The IRS today issued a filing season alert warning taxpayers to watch out for identity theft at tax time and highlighted the crime as the first scam in the agency’s “Dirty Dozen” series.

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