Getting audited

Yes, the IRS is auditing me.  I kept pretty good records, but getting them organized to present to the Service is a hassle.  One of our doctors is a four-mile round trip away.  To get the medical mileage deduction (in 2015, 23 cents a mile) for that trip brings a tax deduction of 92 cents.  If I pay at a 30 percent rate, that saves me about 28 cents in tax.  The recordkeeping and record production is not worth that.  But I’m producing the records anyway, if only to show the IRS I didn’t make up the numbers.  Whew.


Author: patoglesby

From 1982 to 1990, I worked in tax policy for Committees of the United States Congress. In recent years, I was Adjunct Lecturer at UNC-Chapel Hill's Business School and then Adjunct Professor at its Law School.

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