Japan disaster provides proving ground for IRS tax scams
However, at times like these, unscrupulous solicitors have been known to emerge, ready to divert funds away from their intended purpose and into their own pockets.
In order to minimize the impact of possible scams, the IRS has provided some information to individuals, businesses and charitable organizations that wish to provide assistance to the victims in Japan.
The IRS suggests that donors check their website to confirm that a charitable organization providing relief to Japan is a qualified charity.
The IRS also suggests consulting Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Donors to get information about how to provide assistance to victims through a charitable organization.