ANCHOR: You’ve got just 12 days to file your federal and state income taxes. But that’s still enough time to get caught in tax scam.
ANCHOR: Money and real estate expert Ilyce Glink is here with the tax scams you’ll want to avoid. Good morning.
ILYCE: Pay just 49 dollars and you’ll never pay taxes again. Hey, you don’t need taxes withheld from your wages. And pay your taxes, win a prize! It all sounds so tantalizing. And yet, if you believe anything I’ve just said, you could find yourself falling for one of a bunch of new tax scams. Here are some of the most popular tax scams making the rounds right now.
SCAM: No taxes withheld from your wages.
SCAM: “I don’t pay my taxes, why should you?”
SCAM: African Americans get a special tax refund
SCAM: Pay the tax, win a prize!
SCAM: Untax yourself for $49.95
SCAM: “I can get you a big refund — for a fee!”
SCAM: IRS “agent” comes to your house to collect your taxes
ILYCE: What can you do?
To report Tax Scams:
IRS at 800-829-1040
Treasury Inspector General’s Hotline: 800-366-4484