Bob Shallit: IRS visits Sacramento carwash in pursuit of 4 cents - Sacramento Business, Housing Market News | Sacramento Bee In other words, the IRS is after every last penny of your taxes. Literally. I could see this as a new trick though. Pretend as though nothing is wrong for a few years, launch a random audit, and lookie here, a few pennies short and a bunch of penalties. Nothing you can do about it either. The IRS is always "right".