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March 2010

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What Is the Unpardonable Sin in an IRS Audit?

Suppose you just received that lovely letter from the IRS, telling you that you are the subject of an IRS audit.


What one record receives special attention? What one record can create a nightmare for you? What one record makes the IRS suspect that you are the keeper of lousy records?


Think of what record you hate keeping the most. That’s probably the one we are talking about. You have probably guessed what that record might be.


Red Flag Record for the IRS Examiner


Once your audit examination begins, the examiner likes to see this record. If the record is missing or lacking, the IRS examiner knows that your other records probably are lacking, too.


This record, the one you probably hate keeping, is the mileage log on your vehicle or vehicles.


The IRS notes that a taxpayer’s failure to keep a mileage log on vehicles indicates that the activity ... Log in to view full article.

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