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Many taxpayers receive notification for IRS audits every year.

And there’s no denying that dealing with an IRS audit can be extremely frustrating and time-consuming. However, with our tax attorneys by your side, rest assured about having employed the right IRS tax attorneys with the best audit defense strategy to achieve favorable results.

We have been successfully representing clients (both individual taxpayers and businesses) for years, helping clients with our different IRS-related tax services.

Why Does The IRS Conduct Tax Audits?

Now, you may be thinking that the only reason behind the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) conducting a tax audit is to verify your filings, especially if the tax owed is more than what is being claimed. However, there are other reasons, which include:

  • Identity verification
  • Requirement for additional information
  • Changes in tax returns
  • Notification for delays in the tax filing process.

How Does The IRS Conduct Tax Audits?

An IRS tax audit is usually conducted via mail or in-person interviews under which the IRS auditor reviews the taxpayer’s tax records and seeks answers to any questions the IRS auditor may have. In the case of field audits, the session may be held at the taxpayer’s home, office (business center), or the accountant’s office.

On the other hand, the IRS auditor may request that the necessary documents and information be sent to the nearest IRS service center in the case of a service audit.

The IRS usually conducts audits within 3 years from the date that your income tax return was filed. However, there may be rare instances where the IRS conducts these checks after that period.

On that note, here are the four main types of audits that you will come across:

1. Correspondence Audits

A correspondence tax audit is usually harmless, as it simply requires you to furnish additional documents and information so that the IRS can verify your tax liability and returns. That said, it can become a full-fledged civil or criminal investigation if there are any anomalies so it’s best to seek assistance from our professionals to prevent this.

2. Office Audits

Conducted through in-person interviews, office audits require speaking to the IRS auditor directly (usually the manager) to initiate the audit process. And this is where we’d strongly recommend consulting our tax attorneys and senior attorneys to ensure that you don’t end up making statements that can be used against you.

3. Field Audits

Field audits involve the assigned IRS agents visiting your residence or place of work and examining things and documents related to the tax liability you have reported.

4. Random Audits

As the name suggests, random audits are conducted when the IRS randomly chooses any tax return for verification without any particular reason or motive.

What Are The Warning Signs Of An Impending IRS Audit?

 You may be on the radar for an IRS audit if:

  • There’s a sudden drop in income, perceived as a “trick” to reduce tax liability
  • You have offshore accounts
  • You’re self-employed, claiming the business doesn’t earn much
  • You have claimed losses from a hobby-related activity
  • Inappropriate deduction claims for home office
  • You claim deductions for entertainment and food costs
  • Donated a lot to charity
  • You have lost the employees’ copy of the 1099 or W-2 forms
  • There’s incorrect information on the forms

What To Do If You Have Received An Audit Notification Letter?

First and foremost, you should go through the notification to understand the exact cause of the audit and how to deal with it.

Apart from that, research the law properly and gather all the information and documents as required. We’d also suggest asking for a 30-day extension for the same by writing to the IRS.  However, it is possible that you might not qualify for an extension, leaving you with less time to reply to the audit notification.

However, the process can become overwhelming, and not everyone may know about the “taxpayer’s rights” that each taxpayer is entitled to, which help a taxpayer to deal with an audit smoothly.

And this is where we come in. Our highly qualified tax attorneys are well versed with the nitty-gritty of the tax law and audit rules so that you can furnish adequate information and avoid any penalties or criminal charges or criminal prosecution.

We will maintain a completely transparent attorney-client relationship and we ensure that all our clients remain protected by the attorney-client privilege.

Once you contact our firm, we will offer a free consultation session so we can understand your tax situation and assign an IRS tax attorney accordingly to handle your case. Rest assured that you will only get the best legal representation when you hire a tax attorney from our firm.

Aside from that, our expert team of tax consultants uses the latest tax software and tax tables to determine accurate tax amounts that are due. At the same time, our tax consultants will help you file timely returns with optimum precision so that you don’t have to worry about handling any complicated paperwork on your own.

We deal with our clients on a case-by-case basis, walking each client through each step and making each client aware of the technicalities. So, reach out to us today and leave the rest to our team!