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Discover the Secrets of Auditors, Part 2

New guides help you keep the tax man away--for good.

This story appears in the July 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Knowing exactly what the IRS is looking for concerning compliance has become a more important issue, now that the agency plans to do a better job collecting taxes. The IRS has gotten the word out to its collection people that catching individuals who aren't paying their taxes is as important as helping honest taxpayers.

Recently, many IRS employees were operating very cautiously because they feared that under the strengthened taxpayer rights laws, they could be fired for the way they once did their jobs. But IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti held a special meeting recently to tell more than 650 collection managers that they can't allow delinquent taxpayers to get away with noncompliance.

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