IRS Audits

IRS Audit Red Flags: The Dirty Dozen

The IRS audits only slightly more than 1% of all individual tax returns annually. The agency doesn't have enough personnel and resources to examine each and [...]

Audits on the Rise—But Not By Much

According to the latest IRS Data Book covering the government's fiscal year ending September 30, 2010, the overall audit rate on individuals increased slightly [...]

Beware of Tax Scams

The IRS wants taxpayers to be aware of tax scams. These scams are illegal and can lead to problems for taxpayers including significant penalties, interest and [...]

What’s Your IRS Audit Risk?

Do You Feel Lucky? No one wants to be audited. And yet as a tax lawyer advising clients about tax issues, I’m required by Treasury Department rules to assume [...]

Ten Ways To Audit Proof Your Tax Return

There are steps you can take to reduce your chances of IRS pain. Except for tax protestors, no one wants to fight with the Internal Revenue Service. That's why [...]

IRS Pushes For 6 Years To Audit!

Yes, this headline is meant to sound frightening. The good news is that most of the time, the IRS has only three years after you file your tax return to audit [...]

How to Avoid a Tax Audit

April 15th is right around the corner and we all know what that means: tax time. For many, the worst fear about taxes isn’t filling out the paperwork or [...]

IRS Targets 1040 Schedules, Procedures in Preparer Compliance Visits

In its current round of office visits involving tax preparer compliance, the IRS is targeting practitioners who prepare a high percentage of returns with [...]