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Last updated 9:07AM ET
March 1, 2021
IRS Says Scam Targeting Elderly Reaches Alabama
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Internal Revenue Service is warning citizens, especially the elderly, about a new tax scam that focuses on the Telephone Excise Tax refund.

Most taxpayer were allowed to request the refund on their 2006 tax returns. Apparently, some unscrupulous tax preparers advised clients to file tax returns requesting larger refunds than they were entitled to receive - sometimes hundreds of dollars more. Then, according to the IRS, well meaning individuals made the problem worse by passing along the bad advice to friends and neighbors.

Earlier this month, the IRS alerted taxpayers in Louisiana and Mississippi to the scheme, but now it appears to be spreading into Alabama.

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