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Tax Audit Tips And Hints

Most would agree that nobody enjoys the idea of being audited by the IRS. However, it does occur and more frequently than most might imagine. That said there are some good tax audit tips and hints that are worth considering if you ever do encounter this type of situation. For example, it is important to remain calm and always be yourself when dealing with the IRS. Auditors will review documentation and paperwork but also review the person being audited.

Original Tax Documents

If an auditor senses that a taxpayer may be hiding something more problems may evolve. Be natural and provide the required documentation. Speaking of documentation, it is recommended to never give the IRS original documents. Always provide an auditor with a copy of your original tax documents, bank statements and other information. The IRS has been known over the years to lose documents. Most importantly, if the IRS loses a document it is not an acceptable excuse for not having proper documentation and supporting material.

Brief And To The Point

When working with an auditor it is important to be brief and to the point. If you feel that you cannot meet the demands of dealing with an IRS audit and an auditor it is best to consult with an Atlanta tax attorney prior to making contact with the IRS. Even talking too much can present problems when being audited. Sometimes people tend to dig themselves into a hole when talking to the IRS resulting in deeper investigations. As an added note it is essential to never lie or make any type of misleading statements to the IRS. Being completely honest but not talking too much is typically the best strategy.

Organized And Detail Oriented

Equally important is to never offer more information than the IRS is asking for. Only provide tax information for the years being requested. Offering too much information can also cause added headaches when being audited. Limiting the scope of a tax audit is one of the first steps in being successful in completing the audit and moving on. As stated earlier, it is always recommended to work with an Atlanta IRS attorney if you are uncertain on how to best handle a tax audit. Have all available information on hand when preparing to be audited. Being organized and detail oriented can send a positive message to auditors.

Appealing An Audit Examination Report

Finally, it should be understood that taxpayers are able to indeed appeal an audit if they do not agree with the outcome as described by the IRS. Appealing an audit examination report can easily be accomplished especially when working with an IRS lawyer in Atlanta. In some instances an audit appeal may even end up in tax court. Whatever the case may be one thing is certain and that is that getting IRS help in Atlanta is a smart way to approach any audit. Contact The Gartzman Law Firm, P.C. today for Atlanta IRS help.

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