The Statute of Limitations on an IRS Audit
Generally, the IRS can include returns filed within the last three years in an audit. According to information contained on the IRS website, the IRS tries to audit tax returns as soon as possible after they are filed. This means that most IRS audits will be of returns filed within the last two years.
The IRS can choose to add additional years to an audit if a substantial error is identified. In those cases, the IRS will not go back more than the last six years.
How Long Do I Have to Claim a Refund?
Just as the IRS must audit a tax return within a certain period of time, taxpayers also have Read more