Have you recently gotten that stilling letter from the IRS that your tax return is being audited? You’ve heard the horror stories. Now you’re racking your brain, hoping you managed to keep every single receipt that is going to help you resolve this matter. Audits take a significant amount of time in gathering records substantiating each and every single item reported.
The IRS leaves no stone unturned in determining the accuracy of your tax return. When asked to show receipts of a certain item, you are guilty until proven innocent. If receipts are not properly and thoroughly provided, they will recalculate your tax and tax liability.
Auditors know that they are intimidating and employ this to extract additional information from overly honest tax filers. The mentality that some individuals have when choosing to represent themselves is, “I have nothing to hide”. That might be true, but you’ve also made yourself an easy target that can easily get overwhelmed with complex tax codes and jargon; accidentally using improper terminology that can then be used against you. When working with an examiner there is a conflict of interest. Their job is to send you a tax bill, even if it means just covering the expense on their side for the audit.
That’s why we recommend professional audit representation. Tax2000 has represented hundreds of audits over the years. Rarely do our clients even have to talk with the IRS. We understand the requirements of a federal or state tax audit, no matter what your unique situation may be. We will organize the process and tell you exactly what documentation and other data are needed. We work with you and provide options when problems arise, making sure you are allowed your maximum rights as a taxpayer. Some cases we have represented have actually received a tax refund after their audit was completed. How great is that!?