Washington (May 9, 2002) -- Keeping taxpayers alerted to the latest scams, the Internal Revenue Service has created an updated Criminal Investigation Web page on schemes and cons.  The redesigned page on Tax Fraud Alerts is the latest IRS effort to combat tax schemes.  The site is available by visiting www.irs.gov and using the home page link "Tax Scams/Fraud Alerts."  "Identifying and combating actively promoted tax schemes is our highest compliance priority," said IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti.  "Nothing undermines confidence in the tax system more than the impression that the average honest taxpayer has to pay his or her taxes while unscrupulous taxpayers are allowed to get away with not paying."


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