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Frivolous Tax Arguments Completes the IRS “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for the 2016 Filing Season, IRS Website


In today’s economy, a problem with the IRS is the last thing you need. If the idea of the IRS swooping down on you doesn’t put fear in your heart, probably nothing will. Although most of us do not deliberately get behind on our taxes, life happens.

So, let’s say you do get behind on paying your taxes. The IRS penalties and interest make it worse, and soon it spirals out of control. This makes you all the more susceptible to fraudulent schemes and ready to grab at any chance for redemption.

When you this far over your head, you are at your most vulnerable. There is no “trick” or “scheme” that the IRS has not seen. Without the help of a known and proven true tax expert, you could easily go from the frying pan to the fire. -CCE

 The Internal Revenue Service today finished its 2016 ‘Dirty Dozen’ tax scams list by warning taxpayers against using frivolous tax arguments to avoid paying their taxes.

Also today, the IRS released the 2016 version of ‘The Truth about Frivolous Tax Arguments.’ The document describes and responds to some of the common frivolous tax arguments made by those who oppose compliance with federal tax laws. Examples include contentions that taxpayers can refuse to pay taxes on religious or moral grounds by invoking the First Amendment. The cases cited in the document demonstrate how frivolous arguments are treated by the IRS and the courts. . . .