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Hobby Losses & Passive Activity in the Horse Industry


Do you know what the IRS is looking for?

Is there a secondary issue that the IRS raises (passive)?

When it comes to auditing hobby losses, especially in the horse industry, many people are not aware of what the IRS is looking for. This article serves the purpose of giving you some insight as to what the IRS wants as proof and how they go about preparing for their audit.

IRS examiners consider the following in their pre-audit analysis: