IRS: 5 Tax Scams to Avoid

The Internal Revenue Service issues a list of the top 12 tax scams each year — known as the Dirty Dozen. The scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers, including significant penalties, interest and possible criminal prosecution. These scams don't just happen during the tax filing season; they can happen anytime during the year. Here are five scams from the 2012 Dirty Dozen list every taxpayer should be aware of this summer. Learn more

For the full list of the 2012 Dirty Dozen tax scams or to find out how to report suspected tax fraud, visit