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8 Ways for Retirees to Avoid Tax Scams

March 19, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

Be prepared to receive fraudulent calls this tax season. On Tax Day 2018, 143 million negative robocalls were placed, according to Transaction Network Services. “Every year, as the April deadline for filing tax returns approaches, there is an uptick in scams targeting taxpayers, particularly the elderly,” says Joy Mullane, a law professor and faculty director of the graduate tax program at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. While these scams tend to differ in form, they share common goals: to separate taxpayers from their money or steal their identities.

Here are eight tips for retirees to avoid tax scams:

 

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