Tax Audits Do Happen

Tax Audits Do Happen

As tax season is getting into full swing, most of us will be preparing to file our last year's taxes over the next few months. What we don't realize is that the IRS evaluates and audits returns all year long. A tax audit isconducted as an impartial review to determine the accuracy of your tax return.

As a taxpayer, you generally have to substantiate the entries on your return. For example, if you gave donations to a charity but do not have a receipt or proof of the donation, you could be in trouble during an IRS audit. If you disagree with the auditor, you can ask for an IRS appeal. If no agreement is reached with an appeals officer, your case may be taken over to the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Claims Court or U.S. District Court.

Tax matters can be complicated and technical. If you have been an honest taxpayer, you have nothing to worry about. It is important to be truthful when you file taxes, but it is a good idea to be prepared to substantiate your return with any receipt, documentation or any other records you may have, in case of an IRS audit.

Contact a tax lawyer immediately if you need help. Tax lawyers represent individuals and businesses, and in most cases, you will not need to be there for the audit. It is a good idea to have a tax lawyer represent you in case of an audit and appeal and negotiate on your behalf.

Upon receiving an IRS audit letter, speak to a tax lawyer to represent you. Contact Attorney Search Network for a tax lawyer referral today so you can make sure your rights are protected.

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