Have you ever been tempted to cheat on your taxes, even if by just a small amount? Here's why that's not such a good idea.
If you've sketched out your tax situation and it makes you want to try and forget it until April, we have some better options.
While fewer than 1 percent of all tax returns are audited, there's no guarantee you won't appear on the IRS' radar. But there are ways to reduce the risk.
A plain vanilla return is usually safer than one that stands out. But if you have deductions that are above average, it's OK to take them.
There's no guaranteed way to avoid an audit of your tax return, but there are steps you can take to reduce the risk.
The IRS has increased the rate of audits, and nearly 30% of the very rich got their returns examined in 2011. That compares with 1% of taxpayers overall.
There's no surefire way to avoid the nightmare millions of taxpayers fear: an IRS audit. But there are a lot of ways to reduce the risk.
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