IRS audit

IRS audit flags

IRS audit flags are used by the IRS to help the IRS determine if a particular tax return should undergo an IRS audit. IRS audit flags are results of DIF score generation and DIF analysis.

IRS audit flags

IRS audit flags occur when tax returns are out of line with the national average. If a number on a particular tax return is out of line with others in similar income tax brackets, statistically speaking, from these national average, the DIF score identifies the return as having IRS audit potential.

For example, if the national average for charitable contributions for a certain income group is $1,000 and a tax return contains $3,000 in charitable contributions, the computer will flag this entry for a potential IRS audit.

IRS audit flags do not mean IRS audits

IRS audit flags do not always lead to IRS audits. IRS audit flags on a particular tax return does not mean the tax return is incorrect or an IRS audit is definite. After IRS audit flags , an IRS employee will manually review the tax return to determine if it has IRS audit potential. Not every tax  return that is statistically out of line with the national averages will be audited.

Tax Avoidance Schemes