What triggers an IRS tax audit? While the IRS isn't about to publish a list, there are a number of items that are known to raise the IRS's interest in a return.
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Is this your situation? Just when you thought tax season was over, you receive a notice from the IRS. Don't panic -- you're not alone. The IRS sends millions of notices and letters out each year. Many are computer-generated, because these days, the IRS relies less on employees to get directly involved in issues including collections. Many state and local governments are following suit and sending out more notices to taxpayers.