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Amended Return Will Not Automatically Trigger Audit, IRS Manager Says

Taxpayers filing an amended return generally do not increase their chance of being audited, an IRS manager said on October 19. Russell Renwick, IRS group manager (exempt organizations), Baltimore, said it depends on what item is being amended but, that, in his experience, an amended return does not automatically trigger an audit. Virginia Puddister, IRS revenue agent (exempt organizations), Baltimore, said that the IRS probably does not have the resources to audit every amended return.

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