12 Dirtiest Tax Schemes

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  • Identity Theft
  • Phishing, identity theft
  • fraud, income tax
  • crime, income tax
  • crime, income taxes
  • charities, crime, taxes
  • fraud, income tax, IRS
  • crime, IRS, taxes
  • taxes, IRS
  • IRS, taxes
  • IRS, taxes
  • IRS, taxes, crime
  • taxes, IRS

Return Preparer Fraud

Do your research about a tax preparer before committing and make sure that they sign the returns they prepare and enter their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTINs). For tips about choosing a preparer, red flags, details on preparer qualifications and information on how and when to make a complaint, visit www.irs.gov/chooseataxpro(Photo: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)