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Tax Audit Horror Stories: When the IRS Attacks

It's the nightmare we fear when we file our tax returns: an IRS audit. Huge inconvenience, rejected deductions and a hefty bill. Here are three tales of those who have been under the microscope, and some advice on how to avoid -- or survive -- the tax man's fierce scrutiny.

Afraid of an IRS Audit? It's Not As Bad As You Think

No one is claiming that an IRS audit is a cakewalk. But a tax audit is probably less likely -- and less gruesome -- than most people fear. And the IRS isn't allowed to swoop down upon you just any old time: Their clock is ticking.

Don't Get Audited! The IRS's Dirty Dozen Red Flags

Even if you have nothing to hide, an IRS audit is no picnic. But have you ever wondered why some tax returns get intense scrutiny while most sail through the review process? Here are 12 red flags that could increase your chances of drawing unwanted IRS attention.