Phone scams and phishing featured in 2018’s Dirty Dozen tax scams

The IRS released its updated 2018 list of the top 12, or “Dirty Dozen,” tax scams on Tuesday. Like last year’s list, the biggest story this tax season was phishing attempts, with all types of taxpayers, businesses, and tax preparers being targeted. Another one of the Dirty Dozen that has been in the news frequently this filing season is phone scams, with taxpayers getting threatening calls from criminals, as well as other schemes.