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Coping with tax audits in Missouri

For many in Missouri and across the country, filing taxes is a time-consuming task that is filled with complications. Often, there is a concern that a simple mistake will lead to an audit and, potentially, criminal charges. For many, the risk of audits is daunting, and many people who must undergo them are unfamiliar with the process.

Earned income tax credit the focus of many audits

There are a range of things that could lead the Internal Revenue Service to decide to audit a given tax return. Among these are concerns related to credits claimed in the return. One type of tax credit that is involved in quite a few audits here in the U.S. is the earned income tax credit.

Big decisions can come up for taxpayers after filing

With the tax deadline coming up, many people have already finished their taxes or are just about to do so. A person can feel an awful lot of relief after finishing filing their taxes; it can feel good to be done with the process for yet another year. In the midst of such relief though, it can be important to remember that getting one’s taxes done doesn’t necessarily mean one is free from thinking of tax-related matters for awhile. Important tax-connected decisions can come up for a person after filing.

The impacts of the type of car travel a taxpayer is claiming a deduction for

Among the deductions individuals can claim on their taxes are deductions for automobile operating costs related to certain activities. Among the car travel a driver might be able to deduct such costs in relation to are: travel related to service to charities, travel for moving purposes, travel for medical purposes and business travel.

How a retiree acts regarding their retirement accounts could impact audit risk

When a person is in their retirement years, certain things can have big impacts. One of these is what actions they take when it comes to their retirement accounts. Among the implications such conduct can end up having are tax implications.

What a person says and does during an audit matters greatly

A common desire a person can have upon discovering they are being audited by the Internal Revenue Service is a desire to get the process over and done with as quickly as they can. This is a natural response to a stressful situation, which audits most certainly can be. 

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