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The Fast Track Settlement – Resolving Tax Debt After An Audit

The Fast Track Settlement process is a program recently made available to self-employed individuals and small businesses. This program allows qualified taxpayers to quickly settle their debt after an IRS audit through alternative dispute resolution methods. By electing to participate in Fast Track Settlement, a taxpayer loses none of his or her rights and may still elect to proceed to an appeal if the settlement measures are unsuccessful.

Understanding The Scope of an IRS Audit

The Scope of an IRS Audit

How Does the IRS Determine the Scope of the Audit?

The IRS examiner performing the audit will select items that are worthy of examination. In selecting items for examination, the IRS examiner will choose items on the taxpayer’s tax return so that, with reasonable certainty, all items necessary for a substantially proper determination of tax liability can be considered.

How To Deal With An IRS Revenue Officer

How To Deal With An IRS Revenue Officer

What is an IRS Revenue Officer?

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IRS Audit Methods – Office Audit

There are several kinds of IRS audits. If your tax return has been selected for an audit, the IRS audit letter you receive should indicate the type of audit the IRS will perform.

Know Your Rights During an IRS Audit

What Are My Rights During an IRS Audit?

As a taxpayer, you have certain rights that must be protected by the IRS during the course of an IRS audit.

Correspondence Audit Things To Know

IRS Audit Methods – Correspondence Audit

What are the Different Kinds of IRS Audits?

Find out how the IRS classifies taxable and non taxable income

What Does the IRS Consider as Income?

The IRS can tax individuals based on what is classified as taxable income. In general, most income that an individual earns is considered taxable income by the IRS and one of the primary considerations in an IRS audit is whether all taxable income has been properly reported.

IRS Revenue Agents and Auditors

IRS Revenue Agents and Auditors

Depending on the type of IRS audit being performed, either an IRS Auditor or an IRS Revenue Agent. The two types of IRS agents have different roles and duties.

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IRS Audit Methods – Field Audit

There are several kinds of IRS audits. If your tax return has been selected for an audit, the IRS audit letter you receive should indicate the type of IRS audit process that you will be going through.

IRS Audit Red Flags

IRS Audit Red Flags

Although the chances of being audited are relatively rare, certain items on a taxpayer’s tax return stand out as “red flags” to the IRS agents responsible for selecting returns to audit. If you have any of these items on your tax return, you are at an increased risk for a tax audit because these "red flags" are used as audit triggers.

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