Internal Revenue Service officials want to warn people about several tax scams, including some that are very popular in the state of Alabama.
IRS officials are calling this list the "Dirty Dozen".
First, be on the lookout for phishing scams. Scammers find their victims through unsolicited emails or through fake web sites.
Identity theft can happen anytime you share your personal information with someone you don't know.
"Return preparer fraud" involves tax preparers preying on unsuspecting taxpayers.