Despite IRS claims that auditors cant negotiate. Give-and –take is part of the process. An IRS Auditors job performance is based largely on how many cases closed – marked at “agreed”. The Auditors wants you to consent to their findings and not appeal or go to Tax Court. This gives you negotiating power. This means the auditor wants your signature so badly she will allow bogus business expenses or overlook unreported income. Here is one negotiating strategy.