IRS Audit

If you receive an audit letter from the IRS, don’t panic. A letter from the IRS stating you are being audited may cause your heart to skip a beat and create stress. So, let Tucson Tax Help you understand the IRS audit process.

There are three kinds of audits:

Correspondence Audit

This is considered a low-level audit. Still heart pounding, and it is conducted by the IRS by mail. This particular audit normally is used when there are minor discrepancies that exist in the details of the return, and the IRS requires additional information to resolve the problem. If you get such a notice, read it carefully and call us right away so you can resolve this promptly and accurately.

IRS Office Audit

This audit is one that people fear because it requires a face-to-face meeting in the IRS office. This audit will require you to gather a great deal of information to show proof that your taxes are accurately substantiated. Normally this works with scheduling a date and time to meet. The auditor will instruct you to bring specific items such as documents and records, personal bank statements and receipts, etc. More important, you have the right to bring representation like Tucson Tax Help to these meetings. If you receive this type of audit, call us right away so we help you gather the specific documents and get this situation taken care of accurately and in a timely manner.

Field Audits

The field audit is the broadest type of examination that the IRS conducts. This audit is normally conducted the taxpayer’s business or thier tax representive’s office. If you get this type of audit, call tax consultant, Robert Studinger CPA, right away.

If you have been called to audit, remember the following:

  • Don’t ignore it
  • Stay calm
  • Call the professionals at Tucson Tax Help
  • Have all documents in order
  • Know you rights
  • You have rights during a IRS audit. It is important that you understand your rights.
  • You have the right to be treated with courtesy
  • You have the right to privacy and confidentiality
  • You have the right to know why the IRS is asking for information
  • You have the right for representation from a tax lawyer, CPA, or EA

Upon completion of the audit, the outcome can turn out three ways. First, there is either a no change, which means, there is no tax due. Second, there are tax changes with which you agree. Third, there are tax changes with which you do not agree. In any of these situations, it is important to have the representation that you need to make sure you understand the process and the audit is taken care of in a timely fashion.

The key to an Tucson IRS audit that is successful, is knowing that there are three types of audits and having a professional service help you through the audit.

Robert W. Studinger CPA - 7407 E. Tanque Verde Road Tucson, AZ 85715 - (520) 733-1484