A certain number of unluckytaxpayers will be picked simply to help the IRS gather statistics. The “TCMP” audit(Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program) is probably the most exacting audit.These are sometimes referred to as the audits from hell. The taxpayer is required to substantiate every number on his or her tax return. The results from these audits are used by the IRS to compile statistical information that can be used for other audit purposes. These statistical audits have been suspended until further notice, but they could be reinstated at any time.

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