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the irs conducted a mail correspondence examination (audit)

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the irs conducted a mail correspondence examination (audit) of my 2006 Form 1040, and after 5 monhts and several issues/questions dealt with, sent a letter 3581 commonly referred to as a "No Change Letter." can the irs subsequently conduct another examination (audit) of this same 2006 Form 1040, or is the case closed?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Merlo replied 9 years ago.

Once the year being examined is "closed" (examination is complete and any adjustments made) that same year cannot be reopened.

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Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Merlo's Post: so just to verify, if i received an irs letter 3581 (no change letter) for 2006 form 1040 following an examination of that return by the irs office in atlanta, then the irs office in austin cannot open an examination of that same 2006 form 1040. is that correct?
Expert:  Merlo replied 9 years ago.

Hello againCustomer

That is correct. Once you receive the no change letter, you cannot be audited again for that same tax year by any IRS office.

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