Targeted Professions - Posted by JHyre in Ohio

Posted by JHyre in Ohio on April 30, 1999 at 06:08:53:

Creative ways around things are of course appreciated by yours truly AND the IRS. Personally, I prefer to be creative on technical issues where there’s lots of room to argue. Getting clever on profession is a good way to turn a simple random audit into a detailed rubber-glove grab your ankles kind of experience. Just my opinion.

John Hyre

Targeted Professions - Posted by JHyre in Ohio

Posted by JHyre in Ohio on April 28, 1999 at 15:03:20:

Somebody had asked about professions targeted by the IRS: Here’s the list, from

air charters
Alaskan commercial fishing
artists and art galleries
auto body and repair
bail bond
bars and restaurants
beauty and barber shops
bed and breakfasts
car washes
cattle auction barns
commercial banking
commercial printing
computers, electronics, and high technology industry
foreign athletes and entertainers
furniture manufacturing
garment contractors
garment manufacturers
gas retailers
grain farmers
hardwood timber
independent used car dealers
masonry and concrete
mobile food vendors
music industry
oil and gas
pizza restaurants
retail liquor industry
tobacco industry
tour buses
wine industry

Other areas under study are:

auto dealerships
check cashing
grocery stores
health care
real estate construction
selling door-to-door/mobile caterers
travel agencies

John Hyre

Re: Targeted Professions - Posted by Rob FL

Posted by Rob FL on April 29, 1999 at 22:04:44:

So that means you just give your profession a different name. “Alaskan commercial fisherman” becomes a “boat worker.” An “independent used car dealer” becomes a “lemon salesman.” A “travel agent” becomes a “tourism engineer.”

My father is a lawyer at an insurance company. Sometimes he tells people his is an “attorney” and sometimes he tells people his is in “insurance.” They are both the truth.

Re: Targeted Professions - Posted by Carmen

Posted by Carmen on April 28, 1999 at 16:04:37:

So, basically, you mean everyone … (if you can’t trust ministers, who can you trust???

Except, of course, real estate investors! :slight_smile: