On its website, the IRS recently revealed its 2021 “Dirty Dozen,” saying taxpayers may fall victim to these common tax schemes year-round and especially during tax filing season.

This year’s Dirty Dozen is sorted into four categories: pandemic-related scams, personal information cons, ruses focusing on unsuspecting victims, and schemes that persuade taxpayers into unscrupulous actions. “The IRS urges all taxpayers to be on guard, especially during the pandemic, not only for themselves, but also for other people in their lives,” the agency added.

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