What should you do if you receive an IRS audit notice in San Diego and how can you best protect your interests? The first step is to download our free white paper “What to Expect from an IRS Audit.” This helpful guide takes you through the process of an IRS audit step by step. The most important thing to know up front is not to contact the IRS directly, at least until you’ve spoken with an experienced IRS tax attorney. The IRS revenue officer, agent or auditor is a highly trained and skilled interviewer. They know how to draw information from you which should not be disclosed. This information is then used against you to expand the amount you owe, while extending the scope of the audit within the year in question and previous years as well. This is simply not in your interest.
For the vast majority of the population, any contact from the IRS is going to accelerate your pulse. The IRS has genuine power over US taxpayers, and the authority to seize assets, freeze bank accounts and empty them, garnish your income and wages, and place liens against your home, business and personal property. It is common for well-intentioned taxpayers to provide extensive information in an effort to appear cooperative, and in a (vain) attempt to get on the auditor’s “good side.” This simply doesn’t work, and it opens the door for more money to flow out of your accounts and into the coffers of the IRS.
We put a stop to this, and protect our clients from the IRS. We manage all communications with the IRS on behalf of our clients. This eases the burden of an IRS audit, and provides peace of mind. The IRS has a strategy for your audit, and we quickly evaluate informational requests to uncover that strategy and limit your exposure. We follow all US laws and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and hold the IRS to those high standards. Many auditors are not accountants, and most US taxpayers would be surprised to learn how often we must educate the IRS auditors on GAAP in order to support our client’s actions and reporting. If they do not apply the correct accounting principles to your return, or attempt to classify income or an expense incorrectly it can quickly add to the amount of tax they demand at the end of the audit.
If you receive an IRS audit notice in San Diego the first actions you should take is to download the white paper above and immediately call us for a free and substantive consultation at 866-631-3470. Learn about the important protections of the attorney-client privilege, and hour our tax and accounting staff provide a one-stop-solution for the challenges of an IRS Audit. Together, we will reduce the financial impact of the IRS audit, take the burden and fear of the IRS off of your shoulders, and stand up to the IRS in order to protect your rights and, more importantly, your money.