12 most common tax scams

POSTED: 10:50 AM PDT Mar 27, 2013    UPDATED: 12:00 AM PST Jan 21, 2015 

As tax season begins, the IRS warns taxpayers to be on high alert for common scams. Take a look at the annual "dirty dozen" list released by the IRS.

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10. Pretending to earn zero income. Taxpayers who fall prey to schemes convincing them to file Form 4852 (a substitute W-2 form) or a corrected Form 1099 in order to falsely reduce their taxable income to zero could face a penalty of $5,000.

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