Besides having deductions that look puffed up, you can boost your odds of getting an audit notice with any of these:
--being self-employed (opportunities to cheat abound).
--having a 1099 mismatch (you show a $5,000 capital gain, the broker reports $15,000).
--having a large income (the IRS gets a better payback for audit efforts among the wealthy).
--claiming a large non-cash donation.
--reporting a loss from a business activity that could be a hobby.