These are conducted when a return is first received to ensure that all information matches what the IRS has on records. Information filed by third parties is keyed to your social security number and compared with the information on your return. If a mismatch is found, the taxpayer will receive a letter known as a CP 2000, which requests an explanation of why income items were not included on the return. In addition, all returns are checked by the Compliance Center to screen for mathematical errors and to make sure all of the proper schedules have been attached.
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