Tax Audit Guide

What Is an Audit?

An audit is an examination of the taxpayer’s books and records to determine whether taxes are being correctly reported.  An audit may be either a desk audit conducted by mail or by telephone with an examiner in the Montpelier office, or a field audit where the auditor comes to a taxpayer’s place of business. 

What Generally Prompts an Audit?

The Vermont Department of Taxes receives information from several sources, such as the Internal Revenue Service, Vermont Department of Labor, Secretary of State’s office, and several other state agencies.  We also utilize information gathered from previous audits conducted, review of returns filed, and tips received.  Most often audits result from the information being analyzed and discrepancies being detected. 

Find out what to expect if you are audited.

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Commissioner Kaj Samsom
133 State Street | Montpelier, VT 05633
(802) 828-2505

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Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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