This is our blog category for various posts dealing with IRS Audits.  This can include a personal audit of your tax returns, and audit of corporate filings (for corporations, s-corps, partnerships, etc.) or an audit of a specific programs or types of credits such as the ERTC (employee retention tax credit).  You can also find more info about how our firm helps you with IRS audits here.


IRS Myth 1 People Who Do Not Pay Their Taxes Are Bad People

IRS Myth 1: People Who Do Not Pay Their Taxes Are Bad People

I talk to taxpayers, clients, and prospective clients either on the telephone or in person every day. People who do not have tax problems do not realize that just because you owe the IRS money, are getting audited, or have not filed tax returns does not mean that you are a bad or evil person. Most taxpayers cannot identify with these problems, but I can tell you that usually a situation beyond the person’s control is what gets them into trouble.

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Why Taxpayers Should Never Talk to the IRS!!

“Before I get help for my IRS problem, I’m going to go speak personally to the IRS officer or agent. Once they hear what I have to say, I am sure they will understand.” Some people who receive a notice from the IRS think that this is a great strategy because after all, what could go wrong? The answer is EVERYTHING.

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Are You Going To Get Audited By The IRS?

The short answer is “probably not.” Less than 1% of tax returns are audited. Generally, there is a reason for the ones that get chosen. When the IRS receives a tax return, they score it. This identifies the tax returns where the numbers are outside the average from someone whose work is similar to the taxpayer.

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How to Deal With An IRS Audit

Being the subject of any tax audit can be stressful, but the intensity magnifies when an audit involves the Internal Revenue Service. Here are a few tips to help you deal with an IRS audit as efficiently and affordably as possible.

Understand why you’re part of an IRS audit. The IRS uses a computer system to “flag” certain tax returns for audit. Taxpayers with taxable income of more than $200,000, those who are self-employed and file a tax return with significant claimed business expenses relative to reported income, or those who claim high charitable contributions relative to income may be “high-risk” for an IRS audit, according to experts at the Society of Grownups.

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What to Expect From an IRS Audit

During an audit, the Internal Revenue Service conducts an examination of a person’s or business’s accounts and financial records to check for compliance with the tax codes. Selection does not mean that an error was necessarily made, only that the IRS wants to verify or gather additional information. IRS Publication 556 fully details the audit process and what to expect.

The Audit Process

The IRS selects taxpayers to audit in several ways — some random and some targeted. Upon selection, the IRS notifies the tax payer by letter. In some cases, they call before sending the letter.

An audit may either be conducted by mail or in person depending on what information the IRS is seeking. An in person audit may be scheduled at home, in your office or place of business, or at an IRS office. IRS agents are instructed to be flexible when scheduling an audit, but maintain the final say over when and where it is held.

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How To Prepare For an IRS Audit

If the three letters IRS give you nightmares, you’re not alone. The fear of the IRS is a common emotion and one that will send chills down your spine. The good news is the chances of being selected for an IRS audit are relatively low. However, that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. Therefore, we would like to give you some tips on how to prepare for an IRS audit.

Should You Hire a Professional Tax Attorney or CPA?

An IRS tax audit is a very long and stressful process. In addition, understanding the tax code, for most people, is like trying to read a foreign language. It’s extremely difficult, unless you know what you’re doing. Hiring professional representation will ensure that you have someone representing you who has been educated in tax law and will be better able to speak for you than you could for yourself. Additionally, people sometimes unwittingly reveal too much information, information that isn’t required and that could potentially do more harm than good.

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IRS Tax Audit Myths & Misconceptions


If you’ve never been through an IRS tax audit, you probably have some common misconceptions about what actually triggers an audit. Ask ten people what they think would cause an IRS audit and you would probably get ten different answers. Therefore, we thought we would take a few minutes to clear up a few common myths and misconceptions about what does and does not trigger an IRS audit.

Myth #1 – If you e-file, it will increase the likelihood that you’ll be audited.

The process in which the IRS determines which returns should be audited has nothing to do with the way you chose to file your return. E-filing could actually reduce the chances that your return will be audited due to the fact that electronically filed returns are usually more accurate; therefore, if you e-file, your tax return is less likely to trigger an IRS audit.

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