I received an audit notice. Will I go to jail if they find something wrong?

I received an audit notice and I’m scared that the IRS will review my return and find something wrong. Is it possible I’ll go to jail if they find something wrong?

It is a common misconception that a mistake on a return leads to jail time. The IRS auditor will make “adjustments” (understanding that innocent mistakes happen). Unless there are huge adjustments” or a pattern of numerous adjustments (pattern of deceit), most “mistakes” will generally be seen as innocent.