Mar 12

Posted by: Dalby Wendland CPA
3/12/2012 2:07 PM  RssIcon

The Internal Revenue Service has issued an alert to senior citizens and other taxpayers of a scheme that requests them to file tax returns claiming fraudulent refunds.

According to the IRS, “the scheme carries a common theme of promising refunds to people who have little or no income and normally don’t have a tax filing requirement. Under the scheme, promoters claim they can obtain for their victims, often senior citizens, a tax refund or nonexistent stimulus payment based on the American Opportunity Tax Credit, even if the victim was not enrolled in or paying for college.”

It appears that the scheme targets the college tax credit; senior citizens, working families and church members.

Call your DWC tax advisor for more information.

Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C. is a Certified Public Accounting and Consulting firm in Western Colorado that provides professional accounting, audit, tax and business services to individuals and businesses of all sizes.  Dalby, Wendland & Co., P.C. has established offices in Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Aspen, Rifle, and Telluride that allows us the flexibility to serve thousands of clients all over Western Colorado.  As Western Colorado's oldest and largest accounting firm headquartered in Colorado, we have had the opportunity to build strong relationships with our people, our clients, and our communities.

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