Don’t stress out–the week didn’t fly by that quickly. It is Wednesday, March 28th and I decided to add a bonus article to the series. Keeping this one from Queercents readers is a disservice!
In outlining the articles for this series, I contemplated writing about IRS audits. I chose not to include the topic because audits terrify most of us. The thought of being audited makes us freeze and stop in our tracks. The Money Mondays series is specifically designed to be informative and supportive. I didn’t want to introduce information that might make us tighten up and clench our jaws.
Well, last week I was called upon by fellow blogger, Kay Bell of Don’t Mess With Taxes. A self-proclaimed tax geek, journalist, and entrepreneur, Kay was integral in launching the tax channel of Bankrate.com. She had been reading and enjoying our site, was writing an article on tax audits, and wanted to interview me. I bit at the chance to share my point of view.
Today, Kay published a three page article titled Tempting the Tax Auditor. Of all the IRS audit articles I have read, this is hands down the most informative and well written! It is factual, helpful, and supportive. Kay’s article is NOT written with the critical, often judgemental, tone of many finance writings. Her style mirrors my goal for Money Mondays! Her article addresses:
- The different types of audits
- How many returns will be audited this year
- Items that may draw attention to your tax return
- Tax software benefits related to audit issues
- How to proceed if you receive notice of an audit
Please visit Bankrate.com for todays headlining article and share your audit stories below. Thanks for reading the series and check back for more…. Money Mondays!