What to do if You Receive an IRS Audit Notice


If you receive a tax audit notice from the IRS, you need to know what to do. At times, you do not even need to see an IRS agent face-to-face. The IRS audited 1,581,394 individual income tax returns in 2010, out of which 1,238,632 of them were by correspondence. The rest of the audits (342,762 in number) were done through personal interview. On the other hand, among the corporate taxpayers, the IRS audited 29,803 returns and 1,202 of them were done by correspondence while 28,601 of them were done in the field.

However, this year your chances of receiving an audit notice would have risen seeing that the IRS has increased the number of IRS agents over the last 2 years – by 3% in 2009 and by 7% in 2010.

Here’s what normally happens in a field audit. It begins when a Revenue Agent sends you a letter informing you that your tax return has been selected for audit. In addition, the letter will also contain the day and time the audit is to begin and the records the IRS Agent would like to examine.

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