IRS Audit

Silence Is Golden

Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of people more than receiving an IRS or State Audit letter in the mail. A tax audit is an examination of your tax return to verify that your information is accurate. Audits take significant time away from your business and family. They require you to gather mounds of records substantiating each and every item reported on your tax return, and develop a comprehensive understanding of tax law.

You should not go before the IRS without representation any more than you should go to court without a lawyer. The IRS trains auditors to extract more information from you than you have a legal obligation to provide. IRS auditors know that most people fear them and are ignorant of their rights. As a result, they know they can use that fear and ignorance to their advantage. We know the right way to represent taxpayers under audit. We understand the implication of those “friendly inquiries” from auditors. There are red flags that may not be apparent to a taxpayer representing himself.

The IRS leaves no stone unturned in its mission to determine the accuracy of your tax return. If you don’t comply with the auditors’ wishes, the IRS will recalculate your tax and send you home with a hefty tax bill as your parting gift. We can generally close a tax audit quickly, which helps to avoid the taxing agency from expanding the scope of the audit. Generally, the cost of representation is far less than the savings gained through qualified representation. It is nearly always in your best interest to hire a professional to help you.

Our clients rarely have to talk with the IRS. We handle it all for you, so that you need not take time off from your business or job to handle the bureaucracy, paperwork, and pressure of the IRS. This means no lost wages or lost business. You simply forward notification of an audit to us, and we will contact you to discuss an appropriate plan deal with the IRS or State on your behalf.

Call Tommy Brown at 618-407-3674 for help with your tax audit!