IRS audit

IRS Audits and the Self-Employed

According to the IRS, self-employed taxpayers are among the worst tax cheats.  Unfortunately for the vast majority law-abiding self-employed taxpayers, this means that they, as a group, are more likely to be targeted for an IRS audit.  Thankfully, there are steps that the self-employed can take to reduce their chances of being audited. The two […]

Appealing an IRS Audit

In order to appeal an IRS audit, a taxpayer must take a few simple steps.  First, you must write a letter of protest and send it to the local IRS district director.  At the same time, you should organize all of your financial records and file a Freedom of Information Act request for the auditor’s […]

8 Ways to Attract an IRS Audit

Math Errors: Take the time to make sure your calculations are correct all the way throughout your return. One thing IRS computers can do is add and subtract and too many math errors can indicate a sloppy return. Unreported Income: IRS computers match the various varieties of report income such as Form 1099s issued for […]