What are the major IRS audit red flags?

Most of us know that if we claim high charitable contributions, are self-employed or file a Schedule C for a small side business, our chances of being audited by the IRS increase.  However, there are other issues with your tax returns that can raise red flags and cause IRS agents to tag your returns for an audit.  Some include claiming rental losses and taking an alimony deduction.  Even something as innocent as deducting business meals, travel and entertainment expenses can cause you to receive an IRS audit letter.

For other reasons the IRS may audit your return read, “14 IRS Audit Red Flags.”