Have you been notified of an audit in San Diego? What should you do? The first step is to download and read the free booklet to your right entitled “What to Expect from an IRS Audit.” This will give you some valuable information, and help you to understand what to expect and what you’re up against. Allen Barron employs some of the most creative and experienced IRS audit attorneys in San Diego, and we are prepared to represent you in your IRS audit.
Many taxpayers wonder why they were selected for an audit. There are many red flags that can separate your return from the tens of thousands filed locally. The IRS mostly uses automated systems that look for anomalies that are outside of the “bell curve” for a given issue the IRS is looking at. For example, home offices are a perennial favorite of the IRS. So the IRS systems will look for returns that claim more for a home office exemption, those who fall outside of the bell curve for the statistical norm for that deduction.
Lately, the IRS has been extremely focused on offshore accounts and assets and FBAR reporting. The IRS has asked all US taxpayers to make a full, transparent and honest disclosure of all bank accounts, investments, assets and offshore income through either the OVDP (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program) or the Streamlined Application. Allen Barron has helped many taxpayers to come into compliance with IRS FBAR reporting and update prior years returns and FBARs.
If you’ve been contacted by the IRS for an audit, there is absolutely one thing you should not do: You should never contact the IRS directly. It is not in your legal or financial interests. We invite you to contact the IRS audit attorneys in San Diego for a free consultation at 866-631-3470. Learn about the protections of the attorney-client privilege and how they help to keep your IRS audit at an absolute minimum.