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This has probably changed, but if you filed after 4/15 (4/17 this year) your chances for audit were less. This was because the IRS ran it's DIF score on returns filed by 4/15. Dif was the way they selected audit candidates. Returns after 4/15 were only checked to fill in gaps after 4/15.
There has been much written about this, so it probably been changed.
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