Formally, a tax audit is also called “Correspondence audit”. A tax audit is the assessment to verify on the tax return by the IRS “Internal Revenue Service” to check whether the levies on revenue and the other tax deductions are appropriately imposed.
A tax audit will be considered to conduct auditing when the IRS assigns the tax auditor to examine the related documents and the taxpayer’s economic transaction whether the taxpayer’s tax return is calculated accurately.
Mail Tax Audit Breakdown:
Mail tax audit is the easiest way for IRS or tax auditor to review the documents required from the taxpayer who is US citizens by sending through the mail without meeting between the IRS’s tax auditor and taxpayer in person.
Wherever the US citizens are located and who are applicable to be taxable to US government and in the consistently of IRS considered to conduct tax audit on them; IRS will send to notify to the taxpayer by mail.
Regarding IRS audits, the possibility to be audited on personal financial information and business financial situation is to ensure the US citizens or taxpayer to comply with US tax laws and producing the accurately levied tax amounts.
Generally, IRS’s tax auditors are sending to request for verification, check and review to the taxpayer‘s supporting documents in order to compare with their declaration on the tax return.
This process of mail tax audit occurred with the quick examination and it is happening by IRS’s tax auditor to analyses with some concerned or where there are suspected fraud or any tax evasion.
Tax auditor review received supporting documents by mail from the taxpayer and will proceed the auditing with their professional working and transparency.
Example of Mail Tax Audit:
As an example of the Mail tax audit, A US citizen who is working outside the USA with monthly contract income with one company amounting $US 7,000 has claimed that in July 2018 he/she donated $US 2,000 for helping the poor children to one NGO.
Then the IRS’s tax auditor may be investigated based on their doubtful or judgment whether there are some suspicious transactions or it could be lead to Money laundering transactions or that NGO which received the donation served illegal campaign and so on.
Then IRS’s tax auditor may send letters for requesting by email or postal mail to taxpayer’s address to obtain the supporting documents on his/her donation to that NGO such donation certificate to evidence of taxpayer’s donation.
Furthermore, IRS’s tax auditor may perform independently examination on that NGO to check that this NGO is receiving the donation to serve the NGO’s purpose.
By providing sufficient supporting documents to tax auditor, the tax auditor might be able to conclude the auditing that relevant to the taxpayer on the tax return to the IRS.
Lack of supporting documents will be concluded of not satisfied and it would lead to doubtful tax auditor to send mail or letter requesting to the taxpayer for further investigation.