How far back can the IRS audit you?


Generally the IRS has a 3 year limitation on auditing you. They also have a 10 year limitation on collecting back taxes. There are always special circumstances, but they usually abide by these limitations. If you are worried about being audited, don't be. The odds of being audited really are pretty small.
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How Far Back Can the IRS Audit You?
After filing your federal income tax return, you might be relieved to have that yearly hassle behind you. However, if the IRS audits that tax return, you'll have to revisit it to show that you correctly reported the taxes you owed for that year. The IRS... More »
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