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If you are entitled to the $400 advance child tax credit being issued this summer (see your July 7 issue), you should be wary of a new tax scam targeting potential recipients.
However, the IRS recently warned that it has seen isolated incidents of a new scam in which a taxpayer received a telephone call from a person, promising to speed up the payment of the refund check, if the taxpayer agrees to a $39.99 charge on his or her credit card.
The IRS reminds taxpayers that no person or organization can "speed up" the payment of tax benefits. "The only thing the …