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For most people, an IRS audit is a nerve-wracking experience and a process everyone hopes to avoid. Audits, however, do happen regularly for a variety of reasons. As a Tampa tax attorney with over 23 years of experience, I have dealt with countless IRS audits and have helped my clients navigate them successfully. While an audit may seem like an impossible hurdle, you can get through them.

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How to Handle a Tax Audit from the IRS

Every taxpayer is susceptible to an IRS audit. If you receive a tax audit notice from the IRS, there are several things you can do to make the process easier on yourself. First, you should call the accountant who prepared your tax report should seek the counsel of an experienced Tampa tax lawyer. Knowing the law as it pertains to taxpayers and audits will help you understand your rights and determine how to navigate this situation.

When faced with an IRS tax audit, you should:

  • Never volunteer any information that's not required. Only provide information that pertains to the tax year in question
  • Gather all of your tax documents and keep them organized and in one place
  • Prepare information that supports the deductions, credits, and exemptions you filed

Getting through an IRS tax audit can be a grueling process. You can, however, make it easier on yourself by being proactive, staying organized, knowing your rights, and having the help of an experienced IRS audit lawyer in Tampa. I look forward to helping you through this audit and protecting both your emotional and financial well-being.

Why does the IRS Audit You?

Receiving a notice from the IRS alerting you of an audit does not necessarily mean there is a problem or that you are in trouble. It is possible that you were randomly selected or that your return involves another person or company whose return is being audited. Of course, it can also indicate that you made a mistake or will eventually owe the IRS money.

There are a few reasons that you might be audited, such as:

  • Mathematical errors
  • Claiming numerous charitable operations on a tax return
  • Claiming several losses on your Schedule C
  • Failing to report all income
  • Claiming several business expenditures
  • Claiming deductions for a home office
  • Random selection

Having a skilled tax attorney by your side as soon as you receive notice of an audit can be extremely beneficial.

Audit Notification

How does the IRS notify you of an audit? When you’re being selected for an audit by the IRS, you’ll receive a notice of the audit by mail. The IRS does not place phone calls or send e-mails to notify the taxpayer of an audit review.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to respond to the audit via mail, but keep in mind that in some instances, an in-person meeting will be requested by the IRS. This meeting could be held at your place of business, in a local IRS office or even be held at your home.

Types of IRS Audits

The IRS has 3 different types of audits that they perform: field, correspondence, and office.

  • A Field Audit is when an IRS agent will come to your home, but more likely your business to look at the records you have.
  • A Correspondence Audit is when the IRS requires additional information or documents from you that need to be mailed in. This type of audit is the most common, and you do not have to physically meet with an IRS agent.
  • An Office Audit is when you have to go to an IRS office to have an in-person meeting with an agent.

Preparing for an audit involves gathering any necessary items that were requested in the letter arranging the audit, obtaining a copy of your tax returns, and gathering any other documents that support your return. Be sure to make copies of your documents that you can leave with the agent if you have an in-person meeting.

You may also want to consider representation for your audit. Tax audits can cause a lot of stress and be a very lengthy and time-consuming process. As a Tampa IRS Audits attorney, I can help guide you through this process step-by-step. I have experience in dealing with the IRS and am capable of assisting you with any type of tax audit.

If you need legal service from someone who understands what you're going through, I am the attorney for you. Schedule a free consultation with the Law Offices of Darrin T. Mish by calling (813) 295-7648 today.

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