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Doing your taxes? Watch out. Online scammers are out to take advantage of your anxiety.
Before you download any tax software, don’t just Google it. You might unknowingly downloading malware that will steal your tax refund, identity or worse. Type in the site’s address to be safe.
And watch out for calls from the Taxpayer Advocate Service, an independent organization within the IRS that helps resolve problems. You call them, not the other way around.
Be smart. The IRS will never ask you to pay what you owe them using a wire transfer, prepaid debit card or gift cards.
Finally, listen to my podcast about the new tax rules for deducting your phone, computer, internet charges and other tech off your taxes.
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