San Diego Income Tax Return Audit

Our IRS Attorney Explains How You can Protect Yourself

Are you curious as to how the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determines the income tax returns that they will audit? This is a common question to have, and here at Milikowsky Tax Law, our team of skilled San Diego IRS attorneys is prepared to assist you through the process.

Currently, the IRS has a scoring formula they use for every tax return to calculate which ones they will audit. The scoring system consists of an algorithm and is known as the Discriminant Inventory Function (DIF). From time to time, the IRS updates this formula from a stratified random audit sample.

Due to their insufficient amount of resources and staff members, the IRS does not have enough time to examine every tax return that is filed throughout the year. In 2012 alone, the IRS' staff dropped nearly 6%—partly due to budget costs.

The chances that you will be audited by the IRS can increase depending on a number of factors including:

  • Your income level
  • Whether you omitted income
  • The types and amount of deductions or losses you claimed
  • The business(es) you are involved in
  • Whether you own foreign assets

IRS Priority Guidance Plan

Every year, the Treasury Department and the IRS use the Guidance Priority List to identify and prioritize the tax issues that should be addressed through published administrative guidance. This is important to both taxpayers and the government because published guidance helps clarify the ambiguous areas of tax law.

See if Our San Diego Tax Lawyers Can Assist You

At Milikowsky Tax Law, our team is devoted to addressing every tax-related concern that our clients may have. Our founding business tax attorney has more than a decade of legal experience, giving our firm the knowledge and resources necessary to assist businesses and individuals facing virtually any tax matter. We proudly offer no-charge initial consultations, during which our San Diego IRS lawyer reviews potential client's matters and determine if we can provide value to them.

If you would like to set up your free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today!


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