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INCREASED IRS AUDITS OF THE WEALTHY IN 2017

The IRS is planning to focus its attention in 2017 on the "Rich." That means individuals and companies who are likeliest to hide money or under-report their tax burden. While the IRS launches fewer full-blown audits, the agency is sending out more “mass notices” addressing specific issues (especially large charitable contribution, large losses, mortgage interest deductions, and 529 college savings plans). So-called “hobby losses” are a frequent IRS target. To combat these audits, be prepared to produce extensive records and documentation to substantiate each and every loss and charitable donation.