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Avoid audit by reading IRS “playbook.” The IRS publishes Audit Techniques Guides (ATGs) to help its examiners learn about various industries and prepare for auditing employers. But you can read the ATGs, too. They can be a good resource for discovering what the IRS views as audit red flags for your industry. The IRS recently published a new Retail Industry ATG for momand- pop operations and similar small businesses. Access all 39 audit guides at www.irs.gov/businesses/small /article/0,,id=108149,00.html.