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IRS Tax Tip: Taxpayers Cautioned About Fake Charities, Scammers Targeting Immigrants as Part of ‘Dirty Dozen’ Series

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July 28, 2021, 5:00 AM

Fake charities and scammers targeting immigrants are part of the “Dirty Dozen” of tax scams criminals use to target honest taxpayers, the IRS stated. Taxpayers should be on the lookout for scammers who set up fake organizations to take advantage of the public’s generosity, especially scams requesting donations for disaster relief efforts over the phone. The IRS stated that taxpayers should never let any caller pressure them to donate money, potential donors should confirm the charity is real via the IRS Tax Exempt Organization Search tool or by searching for the organization’s …

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