How do most US taxpayers feel when they receive an audit letter from the IRS? An IRS audit doesn’t have to be an emotional and financial nightmare. The experienced San Diego IRS audit attorneys at Allen Barron manage all communications with the IRS, and reduce the impact of the audit on your life. The first thing a taxpayer should know is quite simple: it is not in your best interest to communicate directly with the IRS. Contact us for your free guide “What to Expect from an IRS Audit” and learn what to expect and how to protect your interests.
The IRS revenue officer or agent is a trained interrogator and has developed a strategy to maximize the revenue your audit will generate. Most taxpayers provide far too much information to the IRS in the mistaken perspective that it will come across as “cooperative” or “transparent” and ingratiate them to the IRS. This is not true. The IRS agent will use any and all information you provide in order to maximize the amount you owe, while attempting to increase the scope of your audit. The IRS will look for reasons to expand an IRS audit into prior years in order to increase the revenue they pull from your bank account.
Our seasoned tax attorneys have extensive experience dealing with an IRS audit and we carefully respond to all informational requests. We hold the IRS to all tax laws as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). In many cases we must explain the GAAP that underlies our client’s returns, and how the information originally provided was accurate and complete. We work to reduce the scope of the audit, and ultimately to significantly lower or eliminate the amount you will be required to pay.
If you have been contacted for an IRS audit we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 866-631-3470. Learn about the protections of the attorney-client privilege that are not available through a tax preparer, accountant or CPA.