If you have been notified of an IRS audit through a notification letter take a deep breath. It is possible to keep the IRS in check, and come out of an audit with a “no changes” letter. Contact a San Diego IRS audit lawyer who has helped many local taxpayers through a California or IRS audit. Janathan Allen has decades of experience representing US taxpayers in audits and collection matters. If you have been contacted by the IRS, it is important for you to learn as much as possible about the process of an audit, and how you can maximize your chances to successfully navigate the audit and achieve a positive result.
The reality for US taxpayers is this:
The IRS has a strategy for your audit. There is a reason they have targeted your return, and the IRS agent assigned to your case has a goal for the additional taxes they wish to collect.
IRS agents are highly trained, and look for opportunities to expand the scope of the audit to maximize your exposure. Many taxpayers provide too much information to the IRS, which is used by the Revenue Officer to increase the areas of investigation and ultimately look back into previous years as well. This is why it is important to seek the counsel of an experienced San Diego IRS audit lawyer who can help to limit the extent of the audit. Our attorneys ensure that the IRS adheres to established US tax laws as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), while limiting the exposure of our clients.
We provide the publication “What to Expect from an IRS Audit” to help you to prepare, and to provide insights and guidance on the process itself and the tactics the IRS may use against you. One example is a request to extend the “Statute of Limitations.” In many cases it is not in a taxpayer’s interest to allow the audit to exceed this critical boundary, and the statute provides leverage to drive the audit to a successful close. In other situations, it is important to ensure that critical information is included in the official record of the audit as this is the basis for any subsequent review or appeal.
If you have been contacted by the IRS for an audit we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 866-631-3470. We manage all communications with the IRS, providing peace of mind and a better experience for our IRS audit clients.