Taxpayers reduce their tax audit liability by an estimated 33% after hiring a tax attorney.

 

Taxpayers reduce their tax audit liability
by an estimated 33% after hiring a tax attorney.

IRS Tax Audit -- Attorney Representation

IRS Tax Audit -- Attorney Representation

There are typically two types of IRS audits - "Paper" and "In-Person." The paper tax audit is a letter that the IRS mails to you asking for verification of expenses on a tax return. For an individual taxpayer the IRS often requires proof of certain expenses such as Schedule A unreimbursed employee related expenses, medical expenses, and charitable donations. They also frequently request proof behind Schedule C business expenses including mileage, depreciation, etc. Paper audits are straight forward. Either you have the proof or you don't. If nothing is sent to the IRS, the IRS will recalculate your tax return by subtracting the questioned deductions and mail you a tax bill with penalties and interest.

Should you hire an attorney under these circumstances? It depends. We recommend that you first determine the extent of your liability by assuming that the IRS disallows all questioned expenses. After you determine your potential tax liability, you can then decide whether hiring an attorney makes economic sense. At The Tax Lawman, we determine your potential liability and develop a strategy for handling that liability well in advance of the IRS's final determination. That way, our clients have a full game plan established in the event of a negative result.

IRS TROUBLE?
Better Call Paul
Michigan 586.933.5818

An "In-Person Tax Audit" is a very different story. Here, the IRS tax auditor will demand a face-to-face meeting with you to review your tax return. The auditor will request that you bring with you certain documents of proof but unlike the paper-type, an in-person is generally not limited in scope. Keep in mind that these are typically civil proceedings (meaning not criminal investigations) however, the auditor could, without notice, refer the audit to the criminal investigation division should the facts warrant the referral. With this in mind, auditors will ask an assortment of questions designed to elicit a particular response. You must be careful and well prepared in handling these questions.

Should you hire an attorney for an In-Person Tax Audit? Absolutely. An experienced attorney can help you prepare for rigorous IRS questioning as well as limit the nature and scope. At The Tax Lawman, we ensure our clients are well prepared and we're highly experienced in handling the toughest IRS auditors. Just as with the paper IRS tax audit, our clients will always have a plan in place for dealing with the potential liability resulting from a potential negative result.

If you or your business is facing an IRS tax audit, call Attorney Paul Tarnavsky of The Tax Lawman for a free consultation and strategy session.

There are typically two types of IRS audits - "Paper" and "In-Person." The paper tax audit is a letter that the IRS mails to you asking for verification of expenses on a tax return. For an individual taxpayer the IRS often requires proof of certain expenses such as Schedule A unreimbursed employee related expenses, medical expenses, and charitable donations. They also frequently request proof behind Schedule C business expenses including mileage, depreciation, etc. Paper audits are straight forward. Either you have the proof or you don't. If nothing is sent to the IRS, the IRS will recalculate your tax return by subtracting the questioned deductions and mail you a tax bill with penalties and interest.

Should you hire an attorney under these circumstances? It depends. We recommend that you first determine the extent of your liability by assuming that the IRS disallows all questioned expenses. After you determine your potential tax liability, you can then decide whether hiring an attorney makes economic sense. At The Tax Lawman, we determine your potential liability and develop a strategy for handling that liability well in advance of the IRS's final determination. That way, our clients have a full game plan established in the event of a negative result.

IRS TROUBLE?
Better Call Paul
Michigan586-933-5818

An "In-Person Tax Audit" is a very different story. Here, the IRS tax auditor will demand a face-to-face meeting with you to review your tax return. The auditor will request that you bring with you certain documents of proof but unlike the paper-type, an in-person is generally not limited in scope. Keep in mind that these are typically civil proceedings (meaning not criminal investigations) however, the auditor could, without notice, refer the audit to the criminal investigation division should the facts warrant the referral. With this in mind, auditors will ask an assortment of questions designed to elicit a particular response. You must be careful and well prepared in handling these questions.

Should you hire an attorney for an In-Person Tax Audit? Absolutely. An experienced attorney can help you prepare for rigorous IRS questioning as well as limit the nature and scope. At The Tax Lawman, we ensure our clients are well prepared and we're highly experienced in handling the toughest IRS auditors. Just as with the paper IRS tax audit, our clients will always have a plan in place for dealing with the potential liability resulting from a potential negative result.

If you or your business is facing an IRS tax audit, call Attorney Paul Tarnavsky of The Tax Lawman for a free consultation and strategy session.