IRS Tax Audit Defense Attorney Johns Creek

IRS Tax Audit Defense Attorney Johns Creek
Exactly what is tax audit defense? Why did you just enter that phrase into google?
Many times, clients call and ask us why they are being audited? Is it because they over reported mileage on a personal return, sold more goods than they purchased, live in a certain neighborhood?
The correct answer is – WE WILL NEVER TRULY KNOW.
Amended returns are a major red flag for audit. This happens normally when somebody made an intentional error on their original return and then just severely reduced their tax liability months after receiving a notice from the IRS showing a tax liability.
Over reporting mileage and meals and entertainment is also a major red flag. First off, you will need to have at least 2 cars at home to take the full deduction on the business use car. Secondly, when it comes to meals and expenses, make sure that you are only deducting half.
Sometime, industry standards are also used for determining your expenses. It doesn’t sound fair, but that is also a measure of how much you should have taken on your tax return as a deduction.
So, back to audit defense – what is it and why you need it. Audit defense is a service that we offer to ensure that our taxpayer client is not getting the short end of the stick by the IRS. That means that the auditor is not incorrectly interpreting information and then in turn, writing up incorrect liabilities in conjunction with penalties and interest. You always have appeal rights, but there are just that many more errors to fix. During audits, we have seen clients sign away their rights in terms of agreeing to things that they should not have agreed with. This will also become another hurdle to appeal.
Audit Defense IS NOT A WAY TO HIDE YOUR BOOKS AND RECORDS. Unfortunately, some people think that when you hire a tax attorney, you no longer need to show your books and records. That is absolutely not the case. If you do not have all of your books and records, we will manage the audit and fill the gaps as best as possible. However, not producing documents will end in poor results.
I hope to have shed light on the IRS Tax Audit Defense procedure. Call us to discuss your audit and/or appeal.
IRS Tax Audit Defense Attorney Johns Creek

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