What should you do if you receive an IRS audit notification letter in 2017? The experienced San Diego IRS audit attorneys at Allen Barron represent US taxpayers who face IRS audit, or any other federal or state tax issue. There are several things you should know if you face an IRS audit:
- It is not in your best interest to communicate directly with the IRS. IRS auditors and revenue officers are highly trained and skilled interrogators. They have a specific strategy for your audit and already know how much they intend collect from you. Many taxpayers provide far too much information to the IRS in response to requests for information. This allows the IRS revenue officer to expand the scope of the audit and raise the amount you will ultimately owe the IRS.
- There is a statute of limitations on IRS audits, and the audit will often come up against this time limit. The IRS auditor will send you a letter asking you to waive your rights under the statute, and this may or may not be in your best interests.
- Once the auditor has notified you of their final audit findings the only information that can be appealed is what is contained within the audit files themselves. A taxpayer has no idea what information to disclose and what to ensure is entered as part of the file. Allen Barron’s experienced IRS audit attorneys negotiate successfully with IRS auditors and their superiors upon review to lower your tax burden and substantially reduce the amount you owe.
- In all likelihood you will not even have to speak with the IRS if you are a client of Allen Barron. We handle all communications for our clients increasing their peace of mind and reducing the stress of the experience.
The cost of representation is almost always a small fraction of what the IRS intends to collect from you in an audit. We can save you money, but you need to contact us as soon as you receive an IRS audit notification letter or notice. If you have been contacted by the IRS for an audit contact Allen Barron or call 866-631-3470 for a free consultation to learn about the protections of the attorney-client privilege and all we can do to reduce the amount money the IRS is able to collect as a result of your audit.