IRS Audit Representation
Our attorneys have substantial experience representing individuals, professionals, commercial businesses and business owners facing audit of their income, sales or employment tax returns by the IRS or state taxing authorities. In an audit, the government is represented by a team of well-trained specialists, including audit examiners, accountants and attorneys. If your tax return is selected for examination, you need to level the playing field. Experienced, knowledgeable counsel is crucial to obtaining the right result in your case. Engage our team of attorneys and other tax professionals to make sure that your interests are protected.
IRS audit rates are rising dramatically for all types of taxpayers. Within the past few years, the IRS audit rate for individual taxpayers has risen more than 25%, and the audit rate for high-income taxpayers has doubled. Additionally, the IRS is currently in the process of randomly selecting and dissecting more than 5,000 1120 S-Corp tax returns (S corporations), seeking information that will help tighten its grip on small business taxpayers in the years to come.
IRS audits generally fall into one of the following three categories:
- Correspondence Audits
- Office Audits
- Field Audits
Typically, the audit process begins when you receive a letter stating that your tax return has been selected for an examination. This does not mean that the IRS is accusing you of lying, cheating on your tax return, or engaging in any other wrongdoing. However, the goal of the IRS audit process is to increase the tax compliance and revenue collected by the government. The moment you receive notice of an examination is the right moment to seek legal counsel.
To ensure proper IRS audit representation, contact our offices. We are here to help.