Definition - What does Tax Auditor mean?
A tax auditor is a professional who works for the Internal Revenue Service to examine tax returns. It is the role of tax auditors to make sure that all of the information on tax returns is accurate and legitimate.
In the context of the law, tax auditors are there to prevent tax fraud or other inaccuracies involving taxes.
Justipedia explains Tax Auditor
Tax fraud can occur if people lie on their tax returns or present misleading information. There is also tax evasion, which is where people attempt to avoid paying their taxes. The IRS needs tax auditors to help investigate such issues.
There are many different types of taxes, and there is a lot of information that can be put on a tax return. Therefore, tax auditing can at times be a complex process.
Those found guilty of tax fraud can face punitive consequences.