Three Main Types of IRS Audits
There are three main types of audits done by the Internal Revenue Service.
1. The simplest is the correspondence audit. You will get a letter from the IRS requesting that additional information be mailed to them or that a proposed additional amount of tax be sent in.
2. The second level of audit is the office audit. You will be asked to bring certain information to the IRS office for review.
3. The most complete audits are called field audits. They are conducted at your place of business. It is best to avoid these if possible. Once the agent is at your place, he or she has much more to see and ask about.