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January 2006

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Auditor Gives 80%

During an audit, the IRS allowed only 80% of my Internet and phone bill as a deduction. The auditor said that 80% was the amount her gut told her to allow. Can the IRS do that? (P.L.L., Saddlebrook, NJ)


Yes! The IRS can pretty much allow or disallow whatever it wants in an audit of your records. At this stage of the game, the burden of proof is on you. The IRS is willing to give you ... Log in to view full article.

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