How to avoid a tax audit

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    By Maryalene LaPonsie/MoneyTalksNews

    Nobody wants an IRS tax agent knocking at the door and asking for a shoebox full of receipts. Unfortunately, there's no surefire way to avoid an audit.

    However, you can sharply reduce your odds of an IRS inquiry by avoiding some common mistakes when filing your taxes.

    Here's a look at seven mistakes that should be on your radar.