Originally Posted by cosmo20002
I have no idea what your particular circumstances were, but they are pretty much just following the rules that Congress hands down.
Unless you're just filing an EZ form, the different treatments for various types of income and the huge number and/or complexity of available deductions make it either very easy to cheat or to simply make a mistake.
OK, my wife was running a daycare out of the house. Which means we had to file a schedule C. We had receipts for food that she bought for the daycare. In the opinion of the asshole IRS auditor, we weren't really using all the food for daycare, but probably for our own consumption. His OPINION. I had receipts with the foods highlighted that we used for the daycare, it wasn't like the whole receipt. He asked for proof, I provided it, and he decided on a whim that it wasn't enough proof. To be fair, this was before a supposed change in IRS policy that you are guilty until proven innocent..
I'm firmly of the belief that once they call you in for an audit (especially if you have a sched. C) they WILL find something period. All those nickles and dimes add up. Gotta feed the gubment after all, and they can't get it all from the rich, so they **** the middle class in the ass cuz there's more of us and we can't fight.
And yeah, the whole time the bastard was adding up the taxes and penalties for late pay, he kept saying "surprised you got flagged, there's not much here". I'm thinking, ok, maybe a couple hundred bucks. 1200.00 later...
Bastards. Cold hard evil pricks, the lot of them.
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