How long does the IRS goes back to audit a fraudalent tax return?
- JudyLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
There is no SoL on fraud.
- Max HooplaLv 72 months ago
It can go back forever but as a practical matter will probably stop at about six years.
- Coffee DrinkerLv 72 months ago
They typically don't go back more than 3 years for minor clerical errors or honest mistakes.
But for outright fraud - which is a felony - there is no statute of limitations so they could theoretically go back as far as they want if they have evidence of criminal fraud.
- Wayne ZLv 72 months ago
Technically, in cases of fraud, they can go back to 1913.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
No limit on fraud. Non- fraud they generally will only go back 10 years. I was way behind on filing but owed little so I failed to file for a long time. When they finally insisted, they only cared going back 10 years. Now, I file every year, its pretty easy compared to going back & doing 10 years. Plus, no penalties & interest.
- 2 months ago
They can go back as far as they want if there is evidence of fraud.