Tax Day is almost here, and millions of Americans have already filed their forms and received refunds from the IRS. And wherever money is involved, there are criminals who want to get their hands on it.
This post is intended for educational purposes only and is not tax advice. When it comes to filing your taxes, early is best. You typically have until April 15 (this year the deadline is April 17) to file, but waiting can run you into some major problems, including a scammer stealing your refund.
When it comes to your taxes, good record-keeping is a must. If you’re ever faced with questions from the IRS or need to claim a credit, having your tax returns and supporting documents will be most helpful.
It’s the season to pay taxes. At least for any honest, working American. While most of us (minus a few delinquents) pay taxes, some have tried to cheat the system.