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What Audit Representation Can Do for You

What Audit Representation Can Do for You

By on Mar 9, 2015 in IRS Audit | 0 comments

 

What Audit Representation Can Do for YouIf you have received notification from the IRS that you or your business is the subject of an audit, you want to consider your options and act fast to come up with a plan for managing this process as best you can.

There are many levels of an audit and it is possible that written correspondence between you or your representative and the IRS may be the extent of your interaction.

Being Prepared For An Audit

While no one looks forward to the audit process, it is not necessarily as bad as you might expect. The key is in the preparation. Our advice is simple:

Read the Written Notice Carefully

Be sure that you understand the nature of the questions from the IRS. Your first instinct will be to panic, but it is possible that the IRS’s questions are as simple as re-checking your math!

Gather Your Documentation

Take yourself back to the year in question and try to gather or recreate any legitimate documentation that you can. Back-up documentation is critical in an audit.

Be Responsive

The worst thing that you can do if you receive a notice from the IRS is to ignore it. Being unresponsive when the IRS sends you an important letter will only make the matter worse and may result in additional interest and penalties.

Maintain Professionalism

Keeping your composure in the face of an audit is very important and can keep the interaction from growing contentious. Nothing good will come from being combative with an audit representative. Being on time, cooperativeand clear in your communication will never hurt your cause.

Get Help With the Audit

Perhaps the most important thing that you can do if you are facing an audit is to hire a professional. Many tax firms have experience communicating directly with the IRS and can help you make your best case. They can review your return and documentation and give you sound advice for navigating the audit process.

We Can Help You Handle the IRS

Audit representation is one of the best things that you can do to be ready for a pending audit—especially if the audit seems complicated, you are not sure you have appropriate documentation, you have not responded to repeated notices from the IRS, or the IRS is asking for an in-person audit.

Success Tax Relief has represented thousands of taxpayers over the years during all types of IRS audits. Success Tax Relief has extensive experience communicating directly with the IRS on a client’s behalf and will have a good understanding of exactly what the IRS is looking for.

IRS audits can be extremely stressful, so it is sometimes easier to let someone else be responsible for working on it while you take care of all of the other important things on your plate. If you have recently received a notice from the IRS, don’t wait to contact Success Tax Relief. Let our team of professionals start working for you!

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