Don't face the IRS on your own. Get tips on how to survive a tax audit, the pros and cons of appealing an audit, and what to expect if you are audited.
Who's Who at the IRS -- Identifying Audit, Collections, and Other IRS Personnel
Know who you are dealing with at the IRS.
You Can't Rely on IRS FAQs
IRS FAQs fall into the category of unpublished guidance and the IRS is not bound to follow what's in them.
What to Do About IRS Letters
Seven steps to take if you get a letter from the IRS.
Who are IRS Special Agents and What Should I Do If They Contact Me?
The IRS Special Agent is the criminal arm of the IRS and if an Agent has contacted you, it is important that you act cautiously and prudently in responding to them.
Top Ten Tips for Surviving an Audit
Convince the IRS you were entitled to the credits, deductions, and exemptions you took.
Checklist: How to Survive a Tax Audit
In an audit, you must convince the IRS that you reported all of your income and were entitled to all credits, deductions, and exemptions.
IRS Audit: The Do's and Don'ts
Some tips on what to do (and not do) if you are audited by the IRS.
Negligence Versus Tax Fraud: How the IRS Tells the Difference
The difference between cheating on your taxes and negligently filing them, and how the IRS draws the line.
How Long Should You Keep Tax Papers?
Make sure you know the rules about keeping records.
How the IRS Uses Data Tracking Tools to Monitor Taxpayers
The IRS has a lot of power -- that it is using freely -- to collect online data about taxpayers' financial lives.
What Are the Odds of Being Audited?
Find out more about IRS audit rates and your chances of being audited.
Tax Court: The Small Case Division
Federal tax court has a user-friendly division to help taxpayers resolve small disputes.
Pros and Cons of Appealing an IRS Audit
Filing an appeal, in the majority of cases, results in some savings -- but rarely a total victory.
The Underground Economy of Unreported Income
Learn about the "underground economy" where businesses and individuals don't report--or pay taxes on--income from both legal and illegal activities.
Employment Tax Evasion Schemes: The IRS is Watching
Here are some of the most common ways employers try to avoid paying employment taxes.
IRS Audit FAQ
Answers to frequently asked questions about a taxpayer's worst nightmare: the audit.
Am I more likely to be audited if I file electronically?
Find out here.