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With Tax Fraud on the Rise, Experts Warn Consumers to be Wary

With tax season barely underway, state tax officials have already flagged several dozen Baltimore-area tax preparers for “suspicious” returns, while consumer groups are urging filers to watch out for fraud, errors and needless fees.  With identity theft and false returns on the rise in Maryland and elsewhere, experts say residents should carefully think through their options at tax time, especially low- to moderate-income filers who tend to be targets of predatory practices.

In this article by The Baltimore Sun’s Lorraine Mirabella and Carrie Wells, Supervisor Jerry Beard from Ellin & Tucker’s Tax Department shares his thoughts, along with other area practitioners, on how to avoid their insights how to avoid tax fraud when filing.

To read the article, please visit With Tax Fraud on The Rise, Experts Warn Consumers to be Wary on The Baltimore Sun’s website, or contact Ellin & Tucker’s marketing department at marketing@ellinandtucker.com.


Jerry E. Beard, CPA, MST, is a Supervisor in the Tax Department of Ellin & Tucker. He has extensive hands-on experience providing tax compliance, planning, and consulting for a variety of clients with privately owned business operating in various industries and is also well versed in various tax services for trusts, estates and high net-worth individuals. .

 

 

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