What it would take for a small-business owner to avoid sending money to the IRS? “We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes,” the billionaire hotelier Leona Helmsley was once quoted as saying.
In the wake of Hurricane Florence, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers try to take advantage of the generosity of taxpayers who want to help victims of major disasters.
Anyone can be caught in a financial scam, but some people are in greater peril than others. The most vulnerable people are not those most people would expect, especially the potential targets themselves.