1040 Tax Form Con Artists. Protect Yourself in Columbia MO.

Millions of tax payers will prepare their 1040 tax forms over the next few months. As tax filing season ramps up, con artists seem to do the same. For years these scammers have tried to separate hard-working Americans from their money, but only more recently have they taken their game to a new more technologically sophisticated level. Their tactics come in many different ways but often include phone scams, fake websites, and deceitful emails to Columbia, MO taxpayers.

As a financial planner in Columbia, MO, advising clients in order to avoid financial scams is part of our job. These aren’t just your typical Nigerian letter scams that most of us find ridiculous. Caller IDs on phones can be manipulated to look like a legitimate call from the IRS. Websites can appear authentic but are really fake sites designed to steal your money.

For tips on avoiding getting scammed during tax time, please see our Columbia Tribune article about this topic. If you encounter a tax scam, report it to the proper authorities here. You can also find the latest 1040 forms and other tax publications along with their instructions here.


As a financial planner specializing in comprehensive financial planning, Tim enjoys helping clients in Columbia, MO with managing their taxes, financial risks and other financial issues.

If you would like to learn more about this and other personal financial planning topics serviced by Clarity Financial please contact us at 573-447-7007. Clarity Financial, LLC is a fee-only financial advisory firm in Columbia, MO. Appointments are welcome and initial consultations are free. 

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