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July 24, 2013

IRS: Beware of tax scams based on bogus credits, deductions

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• Sign the return as the preparer.

• Enter their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN).

• Provide you with a copy of the return.

For tips about choosing a preparer, red flags, details on preparer qualifications and information on how and when to make a complaint, taxpayers can visit www.irs.gov/chooseataxpro. IRS.gov also has general information on reporting tax fraud.

More specifically, report abusive tax preparers to the IRS on Form 14157, Complaint: Tax Return Preparer. Download Form 14157 and fill it out or order by mail at 800-TAX FORM (800-829-3676). The form includes a return address.

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