5. What is field audit?

A field audit is a tax audit that the Internal Revenue Service conducts at a taxpayer’s home, office, or place of business. The purpose of the audit is to look through your financial records to check for any errors and to confirm that you have filed your tax return correctly. The agent assigned to your audit will complete a thorough accounting after examination of your documents. He or she will also conduct an in-person interview. An office audit is not conducted in person.