A tax audit is when the IRS decides to examine your tax return a little more closely and verify that your income and deductions are accurate. Typically, your tax return is chosen for audit when something you have entered on your return is out of the ordinary.
There are three main types of IRS audits:
- A Mail Audit simplest type of IRS examination and does not require you to meet with an auditor in person.
- An Office Audit is an in-person audit conducted at a local IRS office which are more in-depth than mail audits and usually include questioning by an audit officer about information on your return.
- Finally, a Field Audit in which case an IRS agent will conduct the audit at your home or place of business.
The IRS might select you to be audited if:
- There are mistakes or math errors on your tax files.
- You fail to include a Form 1099 or additional income.
- You claim too many charitable donations.
- You Report too many loses on a Schedule C.
- You claim too many business expenses.
- You claim a home office deduction.
- You repeatedly use neat and rounded numbers.
If the IRS imposes an audit on your tax returns, contact a tax attorney for IRS audit help.
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