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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

Beware of Tax Scams!


Hello Taxpayers,


Tax season isn’t just a busy time for you and the IRS; it’s also prime time for scammers looking to take advantage of the confusion and stress that can come with filing taxes. Staying informed about common tax scams can help protect your personal information and your hard-earned money. Here's a quick guide to keep you safe:


Watch Out For:


  1. Suspicious Emails: The IRS won't email asking for personal info. Don't reply to these!

  2. Scary Phone Calls: Ignore calls from "IRS agents" making threats. The IRS usually contacts you by mail, not phone.

  3. Shady Tax Preparers: Some fake preparers promise big refunds but might be after your personal details. Always check their credentials.

  4. Identity Theft: File your taxes early to avoid someone else filing in your name and grabbing your refund.

  5. Refund Tricks: Ignore texts or emails about huge refunds needing your info to "process."

  6. Fake Charities: Scammers may set up bogus charities to get your money. Verify before donating.

  7. Social Media Traps: Be cautious of tax tips or preparer recommendations on social media without verifying them first.

The best defense against tax scams is staying informed and cautious. If something sounds too good to be true or feels off, it probably is. For peace of mind and secure tax filing, consider professional help.


For trustworthy tax preparation and advice, BRS CPA is here to assist. Don’t let scammers tarnish your tax season; reach out to us for secure, scam-free tax services.


Stay safe and scam-aware,

The BRS CPA Team


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