IRS warns of ‘ghost tax preparers’ who could get taxpayers fined, arrested

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By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square

The Internal Revenue Service is warning of "ghost" tax preparers who promise big returns.

As the tax-filing season begins, the IRS said some tax preparers are promising bigger returns that might seem tempting. 

"They may invent income so that you qualify for tax credits, they may claim fake deductions so that you qualify for a larger refund," IRS spokesman Michael Devine said.