Trying to avoid tax audit?
There is no way anyone can guarantee that you won't get a tax audit but you can try to minimize the chances.
One method to avoid tax audit is to make sure that nothing on your tax return raises a red flag which can trigger an IRS tax audit.
Here you can see which things will create an audit red flag by the IRS:
There is a lot of controversy about the home office deduction if it triggers an IRS audit or not. Many people will not claim this deduction (and many others) for this reason.
Not taking deductions you deserve is an expensive way to minimize your chances for a tax audit.
Not filing a tax return is NOT a good way to avoid tax audits. Some people think that the less they tell the IRS the better and won't file a tax return at all.
If you have no income to report then not filing is fine. But if you have any income no matter how small check out the IRS rules for filing tax return if you have to file or not.
If you don't file a tax return for a year that you do need to file, the IRS can go after you FOREVER; there is no deadline for auditing you for the years that you did not file.