Tax Man, Stay Away From My Door

How entrepreneurs can minimize the odds of an audit

First the good news: Internal Revenue Service auditors are expected to pull fewer returns this year than they did during their aggressive crackdown of the mid-1990s. Now the bad news: Small businesses and self-employed professionals are still the favored targets. How can you reduce the odds of getting hit? Ask yourself, "Am I raising red flags that attract auditors' interest?" Here are some good questions to start with.

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