An IRS Audit is the type of experience that no business professional or US taxpayer wants to endure. Imagine the relief of the taxpayer, knowing that the audit has been concluded and they feel like they are finally out from under a dark cloud, when whom should come knocking?…that’s right, the State of California tax authorities have been in contact with the IRS all along, and they would like to immediately pick up where the IRS has left off.
This is why it is so important for any business or individual who is contacted for an IRS audit to contact the experienced tax attorneys at Allen Barron immediately after receiving the initial audit letter from the IRS. I always advise our clients that it isn’t just the IRS we’re fighting here, it’s the State of California who is waiting in the wings as well. The attorney-client privilege we provide protects our clients not only from the IRS, but from California tax authorities as well. We understand that an IRS audit naturally leads to California tax consequences. Conversely, we also know that California audits will lead immediately to issues with the IRS.
Taxpayers and business professionals should not deal directly with either the IRS or California tax agencies. If you have received a letter from the IRS or a California tax agency we invite you to call us immediately for a complimentary and confidential consultation at 866-631-3470. We will help you to understand your rights, your risks, and work with you to develop a strategy that will increase the probability of the best possible outcome in your case.