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    Thoughts on how uncertainty could affect taxpayers

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    Do anyone have any thoughts on how uncertainty could affect some taxpayers?

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    Uncertainty has been used successfully by the IRS for many years. By not publishing their audit guidelines and manuals, the IRS has managed to leave enough uncertainty about the selection process to encourage taxpayer compliance with rules and regulations.

    If the IRS were to publish the exact guidelines for audit selection including the tolerance ...

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    The 168 word, cited solution explains the current tactics of the IRS to maintain a level of uncertainty regarding audit selection criteria, and how uncertainty works to the benefit of the IRS.