As of 2014, the IRS can audit tax returns that have been filed within the past three years. However, if a substantial error is found, the agency can include additional years. In this case, an audit usually does not cover returns that date back further than the past six years.Continue Reading
Generally, the IRS attempts to conduct audits as soon as possible after tax returns are filed. Most audits pertain to tax returns filed during the past two years.
Audits can be conducted entirely by mail or may be conducted in person at a local IRS office. If the audit does not result in a timely resolution, the IRS may request an extension on the statute of limitations for assessing a return.Learn more about Taxes
Form 4506-T is used to request a copy of a tax transcript and other information involving tax returns, according to the IRS. This form requires no fees and is available on the IRS website for download in PDF format.Full Answer >
The IRS Tax Help Line for individual taxpayers, available at 1-800-829-1040, provides information about prior-year tax returns and any account balances due to the IRS. This line is designed for taxpayers who submitted a Form 1040 return.Full Answer >
Form 940 for the year 2013 is used to report the unemployment tax that employers must pay on behalf of eligible employees during any quarter in the years 2012 and 2013, according to IRS Tax Map. Eligible employees are defined as those who earn $1,500 or more during the year or who work at least 20 weeks throughout the tax reporting year, Patriot Software reports.Full Answer >
As of March 2015, taxpayers can print free IRS tax forms for the current tax year and prior tax years from the official IRS website. The publications that provide instructions and tables for filing out tax forms are also available for downloading and printing. Individuals interested in using paper forms can find some of the most commonly used forms at public places, such as libraries and post offices.Full Answer >