Tax Relief Scams
Lincoln, NE - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning is issuing a warning, be aware of tax season scams.
Bruning says consumers should be cautious about companies promising tax debt reduction or elimination, especially those that charge upfront fees.
Bruning says regardless of what tax-relief companies may promise, total federal tax debt forgiveness is rare. In very limited circumstances, the IRS may offer a reduction, or abatement, for penalties.
The Federal Trade Commission has also issued a consumer warning about tax relief companies making unauthorized withdrawals from clients' bank or credit accounts for additional, undisclosed fees.