Imagine getting home from work one day and getting a phone call or email (or, possibly, a letter) that explains that the Internal Revenue Service has taken a look at one of your tax filings from a couple of years and has decided to audit the filing. Your day just went from "good" to "very, very bad."
As September comes to a close, those of us with kids starting college may be struggling. We are excited for their new adventure, and we are excited to have the house to ourselves for the first time in 20 years. We are also dreading the four or more years of penury as the bills roll in.