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Feb 24, 2012 6:29AM on Smart TaxesBy Stacy Johnson

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.

Feb 6, 2012 2:21PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Businesses small enough that their income is reported on owners' returns account for the greatest amount of underpaid taxes. Only 1% of those are audited.

Jan 6, 2012 1:04PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

12% of taxpayers making $1 million or more were audited last year, up from 6% in 2009. Among those making less than $200,000, the audit rate stayed near 1%.

Apr 30, 2011 9:44PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Never ignore a letter from the IRS. Sometimes you can solve the problem by sending more information, and sometimes you need a professional.

Apr 28, 2011 12:30PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

No one wants to be audited, but following some simple guidelines can make the process less painful -- and maybe less expensive.

Apr 6, 2011 10:18PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Agency changes course, looking more closely at returns of taxpayers making more than $500,000. Questions include details of magazine subsriptions.

Mar 2, 2011 7:29PM on Smart TaxesBy MSN Money Partner

Obama wants to increase the IRS budget and bring in more revenue, but GOP wants to cut the agency's budget.

Jan 25, 2011 4:29PM on Smart TaxesBy Teresa Mears

Agency wins court case after arguing that CPA used ploy to avoid payroll taxes.

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