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What is the purpose of an audit program?

Answer #642 -- ( Published 02/05/2007 11:21 AM | Updated 07/12/2017 10:39 AM )

What is the purpose of an audit program?

The tax laws administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue require taxpayers to self-assess the tax amounts they owe. An audit program is essential in order to:

  • promote voluntary compliance,
  • deter tax evasion,
  • educate taxpayers so they can complete and file required tax returns properly,
  • collect deficiencies and delinquencies, and
  • facilitate refunds.

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