Agencies warn against tax scams

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

STATE — With the Internal Revenue Service and the S.C. Department of Revenue now accepting tax returns, state agencies are warning residents to guard against tax-related identity theft.

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs and the South Carolina Department of Revenue issued a release this week about identity theft.

The IRS began accepting returns on Monday, and the W-2 tax form deadline is Jan. 31.

“Scammers know that tax time is around the corner,” the release said. “Tax fraud was the number

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