Have you been selected for a tax audit?
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An IRS audit is a review and/or examination of an organization’s or individual’s accounts and financial information to ensure information is reported correctly according to the tax laws and to verify the reported amount of tax is correct.
Selection for an audit does not always suggest there’s a problem. The IRS uses several different methods:
- Random selection and computer screening –sometimes returns are selected based solely on a statistical formula. The IRS compares your tax return against “norms” for similar returns. They develop these “norms” from audits of a statistically valid random sample of returns, as part of the National Research Program the IRS conducts. The IRS uses this program to update return selection information.
- Related examinations – The IRS may select your returns when they involve issues or transactions with other taxpayers, such as business partners or investors, whose returns were selected for audit.
When conducting your audit, IRS will ask you to present certain documents that support the income, credits or deductions you claimed on your return. You would have used all of these documents to prepare your return. Therefore, the request should not require you to create something new.
Your notice will instruct you on how and when to present your records. If IRS is conducting your audit by mail, the address to mail the requested records to will be on your notice. If they are conducting your audit in person, bring the records with you.
You don’t have to go through this alone! Please call us for a complimentary consultation. If you hire us to represent you, you never have to talk to the IRS again. We will handle everything for you.