Field Audit

Field Audit

A systematic investigation by the Internal Revenue Service of a taxpayer's financial records and his or her tax return that is conducted at the taxpayer's place of business or at the office of the individual who prepared the return.

A field audit differs from a correspondence audit and an office audit in the location where it occurs.

Cross-references

Income Tax.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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