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Tax tips: Watch for 5 audit flags when filing

9:48 PM, Feb. 8, 2013
Bank 2011 tax forms are seen at an H&R Block in Rockville, Md., on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Bank 2011 tax forms are seen at an H&R Block in Rockville, Md., on Friday, Jan. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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Increasingly, the Internal Revenue Service has been chasing the big tax cheats and top earners to uncover missing tax revenue. But don't think you're immune to an IRS audit just because you're a middle-class working stiff. Often, a simple mistake or an honest deduction in an area rife with abuse means that you could wind up getting audited anyway.

Most average Americans think their chance of an audit is slim, and that's not altogether untrue. Millionaires and big corporations have a higher chance to be audited because they have a bigger tax obligation. Beyond these big guys, only about 1 ...

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