IRS Audit Defense
Audit defense, sometimes called audit representation, is a service where a licensed tax professional defends a taxpayer when their tax return is being audited by IRS or state tax authorities.
The IRS and every state allow taxpayers to have representation during an audit, often eliminating the need for taxpayers to directly communicate with the tax authority. The types of professionals who can represent taxpayers during an audit, also called an examination, are Enrolled Agents, CPAs and attorneys. Tax audits can be done by correspondence, at an IRS office or at the taxpayer’s home or business location.
If you have received a letter informing you that your return has been selected for examination, don’t panic, don’t ignore it, call us. As your representative, we will work with you and your team if a business is being audited, to develop a strategy defending your position.
We will prepare all documentation requested by the tax authorities, attend all meetings with the IRS or state, and handle all correspondence related to your audit. When facing an audit, we never recommend representing yourself, as we have seen too many people only make matters worse for themselves. It’s important to know your rights during an audit, far before they come to your home or business taking computers and files, or interviewing neighbors, colleagues and even your staff.
Most audits can be done via correspondence, which allows us to work with any IRS or state tax authority nationwide. So no matter where you are, we can help.