The two hardest forms of an IRS audit are an IRS Office Audit and an IRS Field audit. Both of these audits are extremely serious and you should be represented by an experienced and seasoned IRS audit and tax attorney like Janathan Allen. If you have received notification of an IRS field audit or an IRS office audit we invite you to contact us immediately to receive your free copy of “What to Expect from an IRS Audit,” and a substantive complimentary consultation at 866-631-3470.
An IRS office audit is usually required when the IRS revenue officer has questions about more serious or complicated issues with your tax return. An IRS field audit usually occurs when the IRS revenue officer wishes to see something physical, specific or how organized your process and records are in reality. In either case, the IRS auditor has already developed a strategy for your audit, and has a target outcome in mind (you writing a large check). The initial request for information is when the IRS begins to tip their hand, and when our tax attorneys respond and send a clear message:
You are represented by an experienced tax attorney, and we are well prepared for this audit.
This fact alone usually gets the audit process into focus, and the revenue officer realizes there are easier targets in the other case folders on their desk. We handle every communication with the IRS on your behalf, and if the IRS wishes to conduct a field audit we will offer our offices. You, the taxpayer, should never communicate directly with the IRS. It is not in your interest, and usually results in too much information that enables an experienced auditor to expand the scope of the audit – resulting in a larger finding (and a larger check to be written by you) when the audit is completed.
We put a stop to that, and provide only the information required to answer the issues at hand. We use issues such as time and the statute of limitations to our advantage, while extending the protections of the attorney-client privilege to ensure your information and disclosures remain confidential and out of the IRS’ hands.