Be on the Lookout for Tax Scams

Scams are on the Rise as Tax Deadline Approaches

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s tax season and local tax professionals want you to be aware of the latest tax scams.

Many across the country and here in the Northland report fake calls, emails and text messages from scammers claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax accountant Joshua Standley says the only way you’ll hear from the IRS is by certified mail.

“One of the biggest things, and some of the things I tell my clients, the IRS doesn’t call you, they don’t email you,” said Standley.  “If you get a call, email or text; it’s probably fake.”

Standley says another popular scam is by fake charitites offering a tax deduction for a donation.  The IRS publishes a list to verify charitable donations.

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