The Internal Revenue Service offers its annual "Dirty Dozen" ranking of tax scams to help taxpayers protect themselves during tax season against a wide range of schemes. The IRS highlighted the "Dirty Dozen" scam list in separate news releases during a 12-day period.
The Dirty Dozen listing is compiled by the IRS each year and lists common scams taxpayers can encounter at any point during the year; however, many of the schemes peak during filing season as people prepare their tax returns.
The Dirty Dozen tax scams for 2019 include:
For more information about the Dirty Dozen tax scams, click here.