Watch out for scammers during tax season

Jessica Janner

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Watch out for scammers during tax season

CREATED Feb. 18, 2014

(KTNV) -- Tax season is here and getting your taxes filed on time is not your only worry.

It is also a prime time for scammers to try and get your money.

The IRS says identity theft is always a big concern during tax season.

Taxpayers should make sure that they choose a tax preparer wisely. Avoid those who claim they can get you a larger refund or anyone who bases their fee on how big your refund is.

Since filing taxes involve a lot of documents containing personal information, keep them close and secure. And if that information is somewhere on your computer, make sure to change any associated passwords often.

Also, be sure to keep your anti-virus software up to date.

Once you know your money and information are secure, don't forget to make another simple mistake. Taxes must be filed by April 15.

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