Franchise Tax Board warns taxpayers about scams in “Taxpayer Beware” Podcast April 2021 Tax News

The Franchise Tax Board once again joins the California Tax Education Council (CTEC) in its new podcast, “Taxpayer Beware” to provide more tax time tips. CTEC created the podcast to help educate taxpayers about how to find a California approved tax professional and avoid fraud.

The two part episode titled, “How to spot tax scams and avoid fraud” warns about new scams to watch out for during the 2021 tax season, as well as testimonials from FTB's Compliance and Discovery Section for CTEC, which pays visits to questionable tax preparation offices statewide.

“Many times the victims of these scams are completely unaware their information has been stolen until they file or find out their refund was stolen,” said Elias Dominguez, FTB Public Affairs. “Refund fraud gets complicated for FTB to figure out and creates delays in processing your tax return.”

To hear episode two of “How to Spot Tax Scams and Avoid Fraud,” as well as other episodes on the podcast, visit