With tax season upon us, it is important to be aware of this year’s top tax scams in order to learn how to protect yourself. For example, phone scams, phishing, and identity theft are the top three listed on the IRS’ list of top 12 scams for 2015. Learning what the IRS legally can and cannot do over the phone and through email as well as what you should expect from tax preparers, for instance, will help you identify and prevent a potential scam. Additionally, a valuable resource worth remembering for information regarding taxes and preparation is the IRS website; you may find that many of your questions can be answered by a quick search.

We came across this helpful article that goes in depth into each of the top 12 scams of this year and explains how you can best protect yourself.