Tax Audit Lawyer
The thought of being audited has you worried, but you don’t have to handle an audit alone. A tax audit attorney at The W Tax Group can be there to protect your rights and guide you through the tax audit, making it as painless as possible.
You’ve received the notice—the IRS is auditing you. You’re terrified, but you aren’t really even sure of what. A lot of people are fearful of the tax auditing process because they are afraid of the unknown. You probably don’t even know what the IRS will do if they find out there were some mistakes on your tax return.
The important thing to remember is the IRS is not really after you. What they really want is your money, so if there are mistakes on your tax return, you can bet your next paycheck that they’re going to find them.
If you do owe money to the IRS because you made a mistake, chances are, if you get things handled and worked out with the IRS, you will have nothing to fear. It’s often advisable to have a tax audit lawyer represent you during your tax audit, however, so you can ensure that your rights aren’t being pushed aside.
Why Would the IRS Decide to Audit You?
Why are you being audited in the first place? There are many different reasons the IRS may decide to perform an audit. Sometimes it’s a random, computer-generated decision; it could be that something flagged the IRS as unusual for the amount of income you make; or maybe your tax return looks different from your previous year’s return.
Whatever reason they’ve decided to audit you, you shouldn’t be overly concerned. Most likely, the worst that will happen is that you will owe additional money to the IRS.
Can you go to jail for mistakes on your tax return? Simple mistakes will not likely cause the IRS to pursue criminal charges against you; however, they do charge people with tax evasion if they are intentionally trying to avoid paying their taxes, such as hiding money in a friend’s bank account, for instance.
Your Rights During a Tax Audit
You as a taxpayer have rights during an audit. Your tax audit attorney will do everything possible to see that your rights aren’t violated. Here are your rights:
- The right to be treated with respect and dignity
- The right to be represented by a lawyer
- The right to privacy and confidentiality regarding all your personal tax matters
- The right to understand why you’re being audited and what can happen if you fail to provide the IRS with the information they’re requesting
- The right to appeal a decision made by the IRS
Get in Touch with a Tax Attorney for Help with an Audit
There are many different reasons the IRS might decide to audit you, but try not to stress. The process is simple enough. And with the right attorney on your team, you can feel confident knowing that someone is watching out for your best interests.
Contact a tax audit lawyer from our nationwide office to receive a free tax audit discussion. Call The W Tax Group at 877-500-4930, or fill out and send in the online contact form located at the bottom of this page.