What are the Chances of Receiving a Tax Audit?

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Generally speaking, the chances of receiving an audit vary depending on income level and filing type.  There are many different factors that are taken into consideration when determining if the IRS is going to audit. For the most part, the odds that you would be picked for a tax audit is extremely low each year. However, the IRS does typically audit individuals with higher income more so than those with low and average levels of income. I guess you could say the old saying, “more money, more problems” would be the best way to describe being audited by the IRS. This is because they are limited in the resources that they use to go after people and logically speaking it would make more sense to go after people who make more money. People with higher income also have things on their tax returns that create red flags than individuals with lower income.

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