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Sunday, March 16, 2008

Los Angeles Times: How to Avoid a Tax Audit or How to Prepare for One

Roni Deutch, my boss, was interviewed for an article that appeared in this morning's Los Angeles Times. This is Los Angeles's premiere newspaper. Here is a teaser of the article:

As you file your tax return, do you wonder whether you're likely to get audited?

You can take some comfort in the fact that audits are remarkably rare, hitting about 1% of taxpayers each year. However, the rate is rising, and if you happen to pull a few audit triggers, your chance of getting that ominous letter or phone call from the Internal Revenue Service can soar tenfold or more, experts say.

"I am hearing about more audits than I ever have," said Roni Deutch, a tax attorney in Northern California who has been practicing for 17 years. "People will try to alleviate your fears and tell you that an audit is not a big deal. It is a big deal. It's like having a root canal without Novocain."

To read the whole article, click on the link above.

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