The IRS will always notify you by mail, if you are being audited. IRS.gov states that they will never notify you over a telephone call, so if you receive a call, chances are it is a scammer trying to deceit you.
If you are selected for an audit it is not always suggested that there is a problem and it can be resolved with the help of an IRS tax attorney. The IRS uses several methods when selecting tax payers for audits.
One method is random selection and computer screening. In this case, it could be likely that your return is selected based on a statistic formula. The National Research Program, conducted by the IRS, compares your tax return against “norms” for similar returns. These “norms” are developed from audits of a statistically valid random sample of returns.
The IRS also looks into your returns if you are involved with issues or transactions with other taxpayers, such as business partners or investors, whose returns were selected for audit. This method is called Related Examinations.
After you are selected for audit, an experienced auditor reviews the return and decides whether or not to accept it. If something questionable is noted, the auditor forwards the return for assignment to an examining group.
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