Liberatore's Tax Day Advice

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Congressional Candidate and CPA Warns: Beware of IRS's “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams

As Americans approach tax day, the least favorite day in the calendar, Congressional candidate, Phil Liberatore, A CPA and author of the forthcoming book, "An Inside Look At The IRS," is offering practical advice on how to avoid the IRS's “Dirty Dozen” tax scams--and stay out of jail.

“Tax schemes can lead to problems for both scam artists and taxpayers,” said Liberatore, who is running for the GOP nomination in California's 42nd district against incumbent congressman Gary Miller and is known across Southern California as the "IRS Problem Solver.” “Tax return preparers and promoters also risk significant penalties, interest, and possible criminal prosecution.”

Liberatore urges taxpayers to avoid common schemes such as phishing, abusive retirement plans, misuse of trusts, return preparer fraud and hiding income offshore. Other popular schemes include filing false or misleading forms, nontaxable social security benefits with exaggerated withholding credit, abuse of charitable organizations and deductions, frivolous arguments, disguised corporate ownership, zero wages and fuel tax credit scams.

Liberatore is running in the June 8 primary election for the 42nd Congressional District in California. The 42nd district, which stretches from Whittier in Los Angeles County to Mission Viejo in Orange County and includes parts of San Bernardino County, is one of the most conservative districts in California with a track record of electing conservative candidates.

An ordained minister, trusted businessman, and resident of the 42nd District for the past 26 years, Liberatore has his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Southern California.

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