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Anonymous asked in Business & FinanceTaxesUnited States · 2 months ago

How long does the IRS goes back to audit a fraudalent tax return?

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  • Judy
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    There is no SoL on fraud.

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  • 2 months ago

    It can go back forever but as a practical matter will probably stop at about six years.

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  • 2 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.

    • Casey Y
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      They dont even need evidence...just suspicion.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Technically, in cases of fraud, they can go back to 1913.

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  • Anonymous
    2 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.

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  • 2 months ago

    They can go back as far as they want if there is evidence of fraud.

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