The Dirty Dozen Tax Scams: What You Should Know to Protect Your Clients (Completed)

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2024
Instructor: Susan Harper
Begin Time:  11:00am Pacific Time
12:00pm Mountain Time
1:00pm Central Time
2:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

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Compiled annually, the “Dirty Dozen” lists a variety of common scams that taxpayers may encounter. Explore the Dirty Dozen tax scams with Susan Harper, Certified Fraud Examiner, and former Internal Revenue Agent of 34 years. With 20 years of instructing CPE courses, Susan will deliver an entertaining and informative discussion to address what these scams involve. Don’t let your clients fall prey to these scammers. Lastly, throughout the presentation, she will share interesting case stories and the consequences of committing such fraud.

Topics Covered

  • Charitable Remainder Annuity Trusts
  • Foreign Individual Retirement Arrangements
  • Foreign Captive Insurance
  • Monetized Installment Sales
  • COVID-Related Fraud
  • Office-in-Compromise Mills
  • Anonymous Solicitations
  • Spear Phishing
  • Hidden Offshore Accounts & Digital Assets
  • High-Income Non-Filers
  • Abusive Syndicated Conversation Easements
  • Abusive Microcaptive Insurance Arrangements
  • Fraudulent Paid Preparer & Promoter Reporting to IRS
  • Identity Theft Reporting & Procedures
  • IRS Consequences & Case Studies

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the Dirty Dozen Tax Scams
  • Educate Clients to Avoid Falling Prey to Scammers
  • Understand the Consequences of Participating in a Tax Scam


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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