An IRS tax audit can be demanding, intrusive, and nerve-racking, especially if you try to face it alone. The purpose of an audit is to confirm if your tax return was accurately and correctly done, and it does not always imply that you were dishonest or made an error. You deserve fair treatment, and it is important for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) be made to stay within the guideline and boundaries established by income tax law.
What does the IRS look for?
Generally, IRS tries to identify a discrepancy between your income and what you disclosed to them. To achieve this, their auditors will look for the following:
- Unreported income
- Claims for deductions that might be incorrect
- Missing income records
- Unfilled tax returns
- Irregularities in income records
Should you get an unfavorable audit, you will face tax liability, interest, penalties, and maybe even criminal charges. When you work with experienced tax attorneys like us, you will have someone negotiating on your behalf, advising you, and defending you in litigation, if needed.
You don't have to face the IRS alone. You can have experts at Brotman Law fighting on your behalf.
No one sets out filing their individual taxes thinking that they will face an IRS audit. Even for the most cautious, they may still find themselves subjected to an audit one day. A tax attorney can alleviate the stress that comes from an audit and help you get through the process fast.