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Exceptions to the Statute of Limitations for IRS Audits

Most people are aware that the government only has a certain number of years to collect unpaid taxes before the statute of limitations passes and they can no longer pursue you for payment of that tax debt. However, not everyone is aware that there is also a statute of limitations (or a time frame) in which the IRS can audit your tax return.

In most cases, the IRS only has three years from the date you filed your tax return, or the date it was due if not filed on time, in which to audit your return. If they fail to audit you within that time frame, then they can’t audit you later. However, there are a few exceptions. Read on to learn more about exceptions to the statute of limitations for IRS audits.

Statute of Limitations for Audits Is Extended under These Circumstances

Below, these are some of the exceptions for when the IRS can extend the statute of limitations on an audit of your tax return.

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