[IMGCAP(1)]If you’re in the tax preparation business, chances are you’ve had a client experience tax-related identity theft.

With the 2015 tax season in full swing, there is no doubt this trend is continuing. Most states have slowed the state refund process as they work to combat identity theft, and the IRS has issued numerous alerts on tax scams that have taxpayers wary. The most recent alert by the IRS indicates a 400 percent increase in email tax scams this filing season over the last filing season.

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