Wednesday November 9, 2022 – The IRS calls an audit an “Examination of Returns.” The IRS accepts most federal tax returns just as they are filed. Some returns, however, are selected for review. The IRS selects returns for audit by computerized screening, random sample, or by an income document matching program.
An examination can take place in several ways. Some audits are handled exclusively by US Mail, in the taxpayer’s home or place of business, at an IRS office or at your representative’s office. The time, place, and manner of the audit are negotiable.
Attorney Steven A. Leahy reviews the 11 things you need to know to avid an IRS audit (plus one bonus).