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IRS Warns Of Scams

The IRS is warning the public to be aware of bogus refund schemes.

Con artists are said to be targeting seniors citizens.

Scammers are encouraging taxpayers to file for the American Opportunity Tax Credit, a popular college tax credit.

Scammers are requesting a large fee upfront with promises of large refunds to those with little or no income.

“Unfortunately the taxpayer is the one who is ultimately responsible, so if they are filing a refund for the American Opportunity Tax Credit and they’re not entitled, in the end they will have to pay the money back. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” IRS media relations specialist Karen Connelly said. ?

Connelly said unless you are in college or paying for someone’s college education you shouldn’t claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit.

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