Everyone wants to lower the amount of taxes they are required to pay in a year and get that maximum refund in the spring. With filing season upon us, you may be thinking of ways to get the most bang for your buck this year - while avoiding the dreaded IRS audit.
Continuing on last week's topic on tips for dealing with an IRS audit and avoiding penalties, it is important to be up front about any errors you may have made. For example, if you entered $10,000 instead of $1,000 for a line item, just own up to it as it will save time as well as demonstrate your integrity. Another tip is to locate the original receipts for any assets in which you are showing any depreciation for, even if the purchase of an asset goes back more than three years. The IRS can request purchase documentation for any asset on your schedule for depreciation.