IRS audit

Types of IRS audit

There are many types of IRS audit. Some types of IRS audit are less aggressive than others. However, most types of audit are designed to increase the tax bills for the tax payer and increase income for the IRS.

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  • Correspondence audit: The correspondence audit is the simplest type of IRS audit. The tax payer has the greatest chance of winning correspondence audit.
  • IRS office audit: An IRS office audit is done in an IRS office and is mostly about simple tax matters. 
  • Field audit: Field audits are usually the most complete IRS audits and are performed by  experienced IRS officers. Field audit usually results in additional tax bills for the tax payer.
  • IRS repetitive audit: An IRS repetitive audit is an IRS audit conducted on the same tax payer over and over. If no additional tax bills results from an audit and the IRS wants to audit the same tax payer again, the tax payer can ask the IRS to discontinue the IRS audit on the ground of IRS repetitive audit.