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Scams Taxpayers Should Be Aware of This Filing Season

Among the many scams taxpayers should be aware of this filing season is one involving Form 7202, Credits for Sick Leave and Family Leave for Certain Self-Employed Individuals. Some filers have been falsely encouraged to claim the credits based on employee (not self-employment) income.

These credits aren’t even available for 2022. In a similar scheme, taxpayers have invented household workers and filed Schedule H (Form 1040), Household Employment Taxes, claiming they paid their fictitious workers sick and family leave wages. The goal of both scams is to trigger a tax refund.

The IRS encourages anyone who has filed false information to amend their returns. Contact us for help.

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