Will you be turning to the Internet for last-minute tax help this weekend? According to a recent Nielsen study, about one in four Americans look for online tax preparation advice and related financial information. In February 2012, IRS.gov was the most visited tax-related website, with over 28 million unique U.S. visitors. Other popular destinations: Turbo Tax, H&R Block and TaxACT, with a combined 51 million unique visitors.
Identity thieves and phishing scammers love tax season. If you plan to use do-it-yourself tax preparation software or an online tax preparation service, USA Today offers advice for outsmarting tax-time Internet con artists.