Tax Scams to Avoid | LA County Consumer & Business Affairs

Here are a few of the most common tax scams and frauds

Tax Season is Here, and So Are Scammers: Be Careful of These Top Tax Scams

Top Tax Scams

Tax season is here. Time to gather all your important documents and find the best way to file your income taxes. Whether you’re doing your own taxes or hiring a tax preparer, consumers need to take steps to avoid tax scams and fraud.

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Remember, you are legally responsible for what is on your tax return even if it is prepared by someone else.

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Scam Alert: Fake Los Angeles County Checks

Scam Alert

We want to warn consumers to be on the lookout for a scam involving counterfeit checks that appear to be from the County. Along with the Auditor-Controller, we’ve received reports that some individuals have unexpectedly received fake checks that look like legitimate County checks even though they were not County employees or vendors.

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Webinar: Making Small Claims Easy

Join us for our next small claims webinar on Wednesday, February 24 at noon to get an overview of the small claims process. Missed one of our webinars? View the recording on our YouTube page.


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Consumer Survey: We Need Your Feedback on the Proposed COVID-19 Recovery Charge

The County of Los Angeles is looking for feedback from consumers on a proposed COVID-19 Recovery Charge, which would temporarily allow restaurants, breweries, and wineries to apply a surcharge for onsite dining only. This would not apply to take-out or delivery orders.

Deadline to complete this survey is tomorrow, February 19.

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COVID19 Recovery Charge

Help Protect Tenants & Property Owners!

LA County protect Renters

Help LA County protect Renters and Rental Property Owners!

Apply to become a Rental Housing Oversight Commissioner today.

We’re looking for:

  • Renters
  • Rental Property Owners or Rental Property Owner Representatives
  • Mobilehome Space Renters

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County Eviction Moratorium Extended

County Eviction Moratorium Extended

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to extend its Eviction Moratorium through February 28, 2021 and added additional protections to protect vulnerable renters.

Need to speak to a rent counselor?

Call us at (833) 223-RENT.

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We’re Here to Help! Contact Us Today.

Consumers, small businesses, workers, tenants, and property owners can reach our expert counselors between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Contact us:

General Counseling

(800) 593-8222

File a complaint online

Disaster Help Center

(833) 238-4450

Tenant/Property Owner Questions

(833) 223-RENT (7368)