Tax audits are scary not only to taxpayers but many tax preparers as well. If you received a notice of audit, you are probably concerned at what lies ahead…to say the least.
It makes as much sense for you to represent yourself in an audit as it does for a doctor to perform an operation on a family member. In addition it does not always make sense for your tax regular preparer to represent you, as sometimes the complexity of an audit goes beyond the scope of work they are able to handle. Some professionals are not equipped both skills-wise or emotionally to speak with a Revenue Agent.
Your audit representative needs to understand what it is the IRS is NOT looking for in their investigation. This goes far beyond comprehending tax law. Some audits stem from something that raised a “red flag”, while others are chosen to occur at random. It is important for the person representing you in an audit to know which applies to you.
Do I Need Someone to Represent Me?
If your audit is “routine” based solely upon the luck of the draw, compiling and submitting supporting documents and arguing your position may be a relatively simple task. If on the other hand, you need to defend a more serious concern, you want to ensure you have the right person in your corner.
We can Help
The CPAs and Tax Attorneys at the Tax Resolution Institute have 30+ years experience representing clients in tax audits. We not only know where you stand with regard to the tax code, but also understand how to work with IRS Revenue Agents to ensure that we are presenting your case in the best light possible.
If we determine that the Revenue Agent is being unreasonable, we also have vast experience appealing determinations at all available levels including tax court. If you believe you have an audit that is out of your tax preparer’s comfort zone, contact us to see if we can help.