Tax Audits

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Beat the IRS? It Can Be Done
For most of us, the very thought of taking on the IRS doesn't sound like fun or like a very good idea. After all, they're the tax experts, so what are the odds of winning? You may be surprised. IRS Report Each year, the IRS compiles a report on the tax issues that go to court most often, as well as other ... Read more

Surviving an IRS Tax Audit
Getting a notice that you're being audited by the IRS can strike fear in the hearts of the bravest of taxpayers. However,educating yourself and following a few simple rules can make the process less painful. Kinds of Audits Some audits are worse than others. You can expect either: A correspondence auditwhere ... Read more

After the Audit
After an audit is completed, you will receive a notice of proposed assessment. It tells you the amount you owe, not including interest and penalties. There's no standard requirement for when the notice must go out; it just needs to go out far enough ahead for the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") ... Read more

Appealing an Audit
If you can't stomach the tax bill you receive after an IRS audit, you may want to file an appeal. IRS agents grudgingly refer to the internal appeals process as the "gift shop" because so many taxpayers are able to downsize the amount of taxes, interest and penalties owed by appealing their audits. A ... Read more

The IRS Looks for Certain Things When Deciding to Audit You
Audits are the way the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) double-checks your income tax return. If the IRS has reason to believe you didn't report all your income, or that you claimed credits or deductions for which you don't qualify, you can be audited. Although the audit process has a reputation for ... Read more

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Badges of Fraud

For the unfortunate few, a questions often raised to their tax attorney is how they became the target of an IRS criminal investigation.  Although the IRS Criminal Investigation Division has many ... Read more

5 IRS Audit Red Flags

Many clients wonder, what issue(s) are IRS audit red flags?  While the IRS has a very sophisticated system to select tax returns for audit, there are several issues that are, anecdotally, red fla ... Read more

Court of Appeals Upholds Ruling Against IRS

 

Contesting an IRS Summons

An administrative summons is a common tool for the IRS to gather information during a tax audit.  Section 7602 of the Internal Revenue Code gives the IRS power to compel a person, or business, to ... Read more

Focus: The IRS Criminal Investigations Division

Being audited by the Internal Revenue Service is understandably an angst-ridden process — perhaps ordeal is the better word — for many people in Texas and across the country. As one tax co ... Read more

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