IRS Audits

Nothing can strike fear in the hearts of average citizens more than receiving an IRS Audit letter in the mail. Audits take significant time away from you and your family, requiring you gather mounds of records substantiating each and every item reported on your tax return and develop a comprehensive understanding of tax law. The IRS leaves no stone unturned in its mission to determine the accuracy of your tax return. If you don’t comply with the Auditors’ wishes, the IRS will recalculate your tax and send you home with a hefty tax bill as your parting gift. Its never a good idea to represent yourself in an Audit. IRS Auditors are trained to extract more information from you than you have a legal obligation to provide. IRS Auditors know that most people fear them and are ignorant of their rights. As a result, they know they can use that fear and ignorance to their advantage. Don’t represent yourself in an Audit. It will do far more harm than good. Do yourself a favor. Hire a competent tax professional to represent you. You’ll be glad you did. Your representative will handle all correspondence and meetings with the IRS, freeing you to spend more time with your family and less time worrying. Having a representative puts the IRS on notice that you will not allow them to abuse you and stomp on your legal rights. Pre-Audit planning and preparation are critical to winning your Audit. Our firm actually performs an Audit of your returns before the actual IRS Audit. This allows us to uncover any areas where documentation is inadequate or where possible misapplication of the law has occurred. Our goal is to minimize any changes to your return and to stop the IRS Auditor from opening up additional tax years for examination. IRS Auditors meet in our office or theirs, NOT in your office or home. This allows you to go on with your life without interruptions or worry. Let us represent you in your Audit so you and your family can go on living while our firm does battle for you.

Audit Appeals

Many citizens are not aware that an IRS Agent’s decision is not final and can be appealed. IRS Agents have no power to assess additional taxes against you unless you agree with their decision by signing IRS documents stating so or you do not file an Appeal within the allotted time. IRS Agents often use a taxpayer’s ignorance of their rights against them by intimidating and threatening them if they don’t agree with their decision. Just knowing that you have the right to Appeal the IRS Agent’s decision gives great power to the average citizen who believes the IRS Agent’s conclusions are wrong or they are being treated unfairly by the IRS Agent. Let us help you determine if filing an Appeal is the best option to resolve your tax problem.

Audit Reconsideration

Once an Audit has been closed by the IRS, its usually closed for good. Even so, a taxpayer who feels they have been treated unjustly and didn’t get a fair chance to defend their case can request their Audit be reopened using the relatively unknown Audit Reconsideration program. Even if the taxpayer has missed critical deadlines to file an Appeal or petition the U.S. Tax Court, they can still request an Audit Reconsideration to reopen their case. Once the IRS reopens their Audit, the taxpayer is given a second chance to defend their case and overturn the IRS Agent’s original decision. Let us help you determine if an Audit Reconsideration is the best option to resolve your tax problem.