Several years ago an IRS agent confidentially to us that returns are audited in the order they are picked for audit (filing early or on time would cause your return to be picked first) and those filed later under extension are not as likely to be audited because the limited audit staff might not get around to auditing those returns filed undertension because they are busy with returns filed earlier in the year.
Read more in the Forbes article below.
Cut IRS Audit Risk, Extend April 18 Tax Deadline To October 16
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