A typical IRS audit begins with an Information Document Request. During this phase of the audit, you will be required to produce a number of documents including cancelled checks, income tax returns, bank statements and deposit slips. Then, an IRS revenue agent will ask you questions about these documents.
IRS audits can be invasive and intimidating, as they are run by trained agents who are fully supported by a number of tax lawyers and CPAs. To level the playing field during the audit process, it’s advisable to contact a tax lawyer who can help protect your legal rights. To speak with a tax attorney in your area, fill out our free case review form on the right.
Handled poorly, an audit can bring about a substantial raise in taxes due, as well as interest and penalties. In rare, but serious cases, the IRS agent will refer the case for criminal investigation. However, when handled properly and with the help of a tax attorney, personal intrusion and additional tax liability can be minimized or avoided altogether. If any issues related to the audit are not resolved to the taxpayer’s approval, he or she has 30 days to request that the IRS Appeals Office re-examine the agent’s findings.
Our tax lawyers have extensive experience helping individuals with IRS audits. To speak with a qualified tax lawyer about your IRS audit, please contact us today by filling out our no obligation case evaluation form. Our tax attorneys are skilled in all matters relating to IRS audits and are available to provide a free initial review of your case.