IRS Releases "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2013

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Some of this year's top scams are directed at innocent taxpayers, while others are committed by taxpayers in a futile and costly attempt to avoid taxes.

For each of the last several years, the Internal Revenue Service has issued an annual list of the 12 latest or most pervasive tax scams targeted at – or committed by – individual and business taxpayers.

Predictably, many of the most common tax scams are "annuals," peaking during the tax filing season, while others are "perennial" and can strike at any time during the year. The IRS cautions that taxpayers be aware so they can protect themselves against claims that sound too good to be true. Taxpayers who buy into illegal tax scams can end up facing significant penalties and interest and even criminal prosecution.

Here are the tax scams that made the 2013 "Dirty Dozen" list.

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