Internal Revenue Service Audit Attorneys
Are You Being Audited?
An IRS audit can be a stressful, intrusive and intimidating procedure, especially if you try to face it alone. The purpose of an audit is to make certain that your tax return was correctly and accurately done and it does not necessarily mean that you made an error or were dishonest. You deserve to be treated fairly, and it is important that the IRS be made to stay within the boundaries and guidelines established by tax law.
What the IRS Is Looking For
There are specific items that the IRS may be looking for in audit examinations. Generally, they are looking to identify a discrepancy between what you earned and what you disclosed to them.
In order to do this, their auditors will look for:
- Income that has not been reported
- Claims for deductions that may be incorrect
- Incomplete financial records
- Missing financial records
- Irregularities in financial records
- Unfiled tax returns
Preparation for IRS Audits
Preparation is the key to success in favorably resolving an audit situation. By thoroughly reviewing your tax returns and financial information, potential trouble spots may be located with effective plans for these worked out before the audit occurs.
IRS Audit Representation
Receiving an IRS notification in the mail can be extremely intimidating, and you may not know what the next step should be. Having an attorney represent you will put the IRS on notice that they will have to comply with all the laws regarding an audit. Having an attorney present with you who used to be an IRS Revenue Agent himself will establish an even higher level of protection stemming from industry knowledge.
Hiring an Attorney Can Protect Your Future
Working with an attorney can help develop a plan of action for your IRS audit and ensure that it is followed to completion. Following the wrong advice when you are being audited can be both dangerous and costly. Depending on the type of audit you are facing, whether it be correspondence, office, field, or Taxpayer Compliance Measurement program, you will need to approach the requirements for each differently.
Reasons why an attorney can be helpful during an audit:
- Attorney-client privilege that cannot be revealed to anyone else, including the IRS
- Find loopholes in the law to protect you in court
- Exemption from testifying against yourself
- Experience in negotiating tax settlements
- Gather and analyze receipts and documents
The United States tax code is a complicated and ever-changing document that requires diligent knowledge. With over 3,250 changes to the tax code occurring between 2001 and 2008 alone, there may be statutes and codes that you would not be aware of without the help of a lawyer to dig through these documents.
Mr. Miller is a former IRS agent and understands how they operate in the performance of audits. He has 20 plus years of experience in the tax, accounting, and legal fields which he can utilize to your benefit. You don't have to take on the IRS alone. You can have a professional fighting on your behalf.
If you or a loved one is being audited, you will need the help of an experienced tax law attorney moving forward. With over 30+ years of tax law experience, our firm is available 7 days a week to protect you from the IRS. Call The Law Office of Michael k. Miller today!
Contact a Palm Beach County tax attorney for help as soon as you receive notice that you are being audited by the IRS.