I guess it’s good to experience everything once in a lifetime so when my random number came up for an IRS tax audit I was kinda looking forward to it. But, when I got the notice I went on the Internet to look for advice and what I read didn’t help with my nerves. It’s like looking things up when you have a pain in your shoulder or some other medical thing as you’ll probably run into something that says you may have a serious medical condition. After reading things about IRS audits, it sounded like I was going in front of a firing squad.
The major pain was to get together all the receipts. The IRS sent me a list of everything they wanted to verify and it was pretty much the entire return. Knowing I had nothing to hide didn’t make getting prepared any easier though.
I had the audit on Tuesday. The auditor was very professional and when she asked about a particular item, I had it all ready to show her. It took about an hour and a half and at the end of it all…I’m getting a REFUND!