Last year I had to go through a really tough IRS audit. Because we work out of State so often they scrutinize every single receipt. It got so bad I had to submit pictures of my trucks and us working out of them. It was the most ridiculous and obtrusive thing I have ever seen. It occupies a good amount of our time last year. The final outcome, they owed us money but I was told to eat it and they would leave us alone the following year.
Fast forward a year and I just got the letter asking all of the same questions for 2008. My tax person contacted them and explained what we had just gone though and were told they would forward it to a supervisor and have it canceled. The supervisor called back and said more or less welcome to the new IRS.
So now the IRS auditor will work a bunch of hours paid for by the tax payers. My tax person will work a bunch of hours paid for by me. We will have to work a ridiculous amount of hours that will cost me time which would be better spent trying to make a living.
I have been self employed for thirty years. After 2-terms of Reagan, 1-term of Bush Sr., 2-terms of Clinton and 2-terms of Bush I was audited one time. Obama has only been President for two years and I am now two for two. Now that is change you can believe in.