What did I do to cause an IRS audit?

It is not even the end of the year yet; however, tax professionals are already warning taxpayers about inviting an IRS audit.  The IRS processes billions of documents each year but they, or their computers, will flag your return if you do certain things to invite red flags.  Common ways to invite an audit include claiming large charitable contributions, having a home-based business and claiming a loss on a hobby.  Being too wealthy can invite an IRS audit just like being a tax protestor will.

For more ways to attract unwanted IRS attention see, “15 Ways To Invite An IRS Audit.”