Will the IRS trigger an audit if I try to get my husbands money back? 3 Answers as of August 03, 2011

I am asking this ...my husband is owed a refund on his tax return and hasn't received it. I want to know if I should inquire about it or am I risking an audit. I have power of attorney. I could use the money.

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Steven J. Fromm
Steven J. Fromm | Steven J. Fromm & Associates, P.C.
Merely asking for the status of a refund will not trigger an audit.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 8/3/2011
The Schreiber Law Firm
The Schreiber Law Firm | Jeffrey D. Schreiber
I do not see how the taxpayer asking about a refund would trigger an audit. If there is a reason for an audit, it will process through with or without any inquiries. However, unless you are one of the taxpayers on the return, you cannot request anything. If your Power Of Attorney is one you get, such as from the stationery store or on-line, that is not a Power Of Attorney the IRS will recognize.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/3/2011
David Hoines Law
David Hoines Law | David Hoines
call IRS about status of refund claim
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 8/3/2011
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