The IRS has just issued a new consumer alert to warn taxpayers of new scams that urge people to use wage information on a tax return to claim false credits in hopes of getting a big refund.

One such scheme, circulating on social media, encourages people to use tax software to manually fill out a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, and include false income information, clearly a commitment of fraud.

Lane Keeter, CPA is the Senior Partner of EGP, PLLC, CPAs & Consultants (, a full-service financial firm with offices around Arkansas, Managing Partner of EGP’s Heber Springs office, and winner of The Sun-Times Reader’s Choice Award for Best Accountant.

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