What is an IRS office audit in San Diego and should you be concerned? The standard IRS audit most of us have heard about is known as a “correspondence” audit. This means the audit takes place at a distance (phone, mail, e-mail, etc.) between the taxpayer, their legal representative and the IRS auditor.
An IRS Office Audit is more serious than a correspondence audit. You do not want to approach an IRS office audit in San Diego (or any IRS or California tax audit for that matter) without the advice of an experienced San Diego tax attorney and the protections of the attorney-client privilege.
The office audit means the IRS has additional concerns about your return – it isn’t simply an issue with math or one number being out of place. They are taking a serious look at you. It will begin with a letter from the IRS “inviting” you into a local office where the audit will take place. You should not go on your own. While an office audit is usually completed in a single visit, you will often need to provide additional information.
Remember, the auditor will not invite you for an IRS office audit in San Diego unless they are confident that there are substantial taxes to be collected from you. They are looking for help (from you) to prove you owe them more, and they want to intimidate you on their home turf. You should not face an IRS office audit without experienced and proven tax, legal and accounting expertise on your side.
You don’t have to play their game, and home turf advantage is never in your favor. Contact our experienced and seasoned tax attorneys or call today to schedule a free consultation at 866-631-3470. We will discuss the letter you’ve received and all that we can do to help you to reduce or eliminate risk as well as any additional taxes to the IRS.
It is important to remember that as soon as the IRS completes its audit, California tax agencies will be standing in line to knock on your door. That is another reason to challenge the IRS and protect your rights.