Receiving an IRS audit notification is a stressful event for any taxpayer. There are so many variables in most tax returns that it may not be clear what triggered the audit and what you will need to review with the IRS.
Before you communicate with the IRS about an audit, consult with a tax attorney about your options.
Often a client will know the answer to this question at the very beginning. But, here are some of the typical reasons why someone would seek out legal support.
The Internal Revenue Service is not your friend, and they may try to entrap or trip up a taxpayer without representation. Often the client does not want to talk to the Internal Revenue Service at all, and that is fine.
The tax attorney, sometimes working along with the accountant, will handle the audit and all correspondence with the Internal Revenue Service, and will control the flow of information. He will also do the necessary research to show the Internal Revenue Service cases and regulations that support the positions taken on the tax return.
Many taxpayers find that they owe additional taxes based on the audit report and there are several options for moving forward.
An IRS tax audit can be stressful and overwhelming to most taxpayers. If you do find out that you will be audited, contact us to learn more about your legal options and how we can help.