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Correspondence Audit

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An examination of the accuracy of a taxpayer's income tax return conducted through the mail by the Internal Revenue Service, which sends the taxpayer a request for proof of a particular deduction or exemption taken by either completing a special form or sending photocopies of relevant financial records.

A correspondence audit is distinguishable from a field audit and an office audit in the manner in which it is conducted.