IRS AUDITS REPRESENTATION AND DEFENSE
The IRS is likely auditing your tax return because they believe there is an issue with your tax return.
There are three possible types of audits:
- Correspondence – a letter asking for supporting documents for selected items only
- In-Office – audit of selected items conducted at IRS office (can be moved your office if requested)
- Field Audit – IRS will examine all or many parts of your tax return, including a mandatory walk through of your business.
Don’t even consider not responding if the IRS contacts you. Timely answering all IRS correspondence is extremely important in order to preserve your appeals rights. The IRS expects you to be able to support your claimed deductions with paperwork – receipts, bank statements, and cancelled checks. If such documentation is no longer available, we can can help you reconstruct your records and prove that you deserve to claim the deductions listed. We urge you to avoid speaking with IRS prior to discussing it with us. IRS Auditors are trained to extract more information from you than you have a legal obligation to provide. The auditor will ask you many questions about your return and you may accidentally answer the questions improperly or provide too much information. As a result, the IRS can increase the audit spoke or disallow deductions.
It is your right to hire a professional to represent you. We can step into your shoes and meet with IRS auditors in your behalf. We will answer all correspondence, attend all meeting, submit supporting documents and fight for your rights. Remember that failure to comply with an audit, intentionally or unintentionally, often results in a tax recalculation and a hefty bill. Contact us for details.
IRS Audit Appeals
Did an audit not go your way? We understand that many IRS auditors get it wrong. We routinely appeal all or part of the audit, including the tax assessment and penalties. IRS appeals staff is specialized unit that does not only look at allowability of issues, but also considers government’s cost of litigation. Very often appeals overturn audit findings. Contact us for details.