Tax Relief Tips For Beating the Odds When Standing Up to an IRS Audit
When it comes to tax audits, the IRS wins 80% of the time. Taxpayers are deemed guilty till proven innocent, which means the IRS can start an audit by disallowing every deduction you made on a return until each one is proven to be legitimate. If a taxing authority has decided to audit you, it’s important that you don’t let yourself be pushed around by the IRS. Additionally, if you don’t file your taxes, the IRS may file them for you.
Once the IRS decides to audit you, they have a choice of three different ways to go about it: 1) correspondence (snail-mail) audit 2) office audit 3) field/home audit.
Some of these methods of auditing can be less direct than others, but it is still wise for you to be proactive about proving your innocence as soon as you are notified of your audit so that you don’t incur any IRS penalties no matter if the IRS is sending you letters or if they’re knocking on your front door.
Every taxpayer has the fundamental rights of due process, fairness and representation – even if the auditor does not explain this to you. Additionally, government auditors may not always perform a comprehensive review of all appropriate documents, and an incorrect assessment by an IRS auditor can end up costing you thousands of dollars or even fraud penalties. With IRS audits on the rise, it’s more important than ever for taxpayers to know their rights or seek professional representation from tax experts who know how to preserve those rights to your advantage in an IRS audit.
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