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IRS Reveals List of Top Scams for 2016

Posted on Mon, Mar 21, 2016

The IRS kicked off tax filing season by publishing a series of press releases that highlight the "dirty dozen" tax scams for this year. Although there are no major surprises, it's important to note that these scams have become increasingly technology-driven in recent years. Taxpayers can use this list to avoid becoming the victim or perpetrator of fraud.

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Tags: Foreign Bank Accounts, Bogus Charities, IRS, Scam Charities

Food for Thought When Making Year-End Charitable Contributions

Posted on Tue, Dec 03, 2013

'Tis the season for charitable gift giving. Studies show that the average charity receives about 40% of its annual contributions between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day. This article provides tips to ensure your contributions are tax deductible in 2013 and that they will actually go to a legitimate charity, not a scam.

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Tags: Bogus Charities, Not-for-Profit, CPA Firm, Echelbarger, Charitable Contributions, Tax Deductible, Scam Charities, EHTC