NES Life Member
- Feb 26, 2005
I've had multiple audits, most relating to my business expenses. All were done at an IRS office according to an agreed-upon appointment. They do like to be able to bring your info up on their computer as the audit progresses, so their office is to their advantage.Doesn't the IRS make you come to them for an audit? Do they actually come to you?
Serious question, I've never had to deal with an audit.
LE is not required to tell you the truth. If you lie to them, you can be prosecuted but the opposite is not true.Question to piggy back off this one: If you just flat out asked any federal agent "Do I have to let you in", are they obligated to answer truthfully? Like even if they lie and say "yes", would any ensuing issues be tossed because they lied?
A three-legged stool or cutting a couple inches off one leg of a chair will do nicely. Adm. Rickover interviewed Sailors applying for the nuclear division with a chair modified with one short leg, to throw the interviewee off their game.Many years ago my small proprietorship was surprise-audited. The guy showed up at my office.
Yes, this has been my (limited) experience, as well as advice I've heard from others. On the other hand, you don't want to roll out the red carpet and give them a desk and comfy chair, either.
So very true. My last audit resulted in the IRS accepting my return as filed, a month or two later I get a bill from MA DOR for ~$1100.00 stating that it was a result of my IRS audit!I am not sure if you are in MA. But if you are in MA you have more to fear from the state vs the IRS.
MA DOR are such a-holes that the IRS auditor introduced herself to me with the comment "we are nothing like DOR"! No kidding. My response to DOR above was to request a hearing and I included IRS' letter. A month later I got a letter stating that upon further review I didn't owe them anything!
I know someone who retired from IRS-CID. He was involved in bringing some of the organized crime folks down back in the1970s-80s. You can bet that he was armed!And just why does someone who deals with numbers need to carry a gun? There has never been a need to arm IRS agents in the past, so why now?