IRS urged to crack down further on tax scam promoters

January 18, 2023

A new report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) urges the IRS to do more to detect and deter promoters of abusive tax schemes.

Focusing on the agency’s annual Dirty Dozen tax scam roundup, the report said that it doesn't include instructions on how the public can report the potentially abusive schemes.

The GAO found that the public can refer information to the IRS on several forms, but parties can only submit a few of them online.

The GAO also noted that it has previously recommended the IRS take steps to improve its referral programs by developing a consolidated, online referral submission tool. See the report.

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