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Oklahoma IRS Audit Attorney
Are You Being Audited by the IRS?
Being audited by the IRS is every taxpayer's worst nightmare, but with our help, it does not have to be. At The Carver Law Office, we proudly represent individuals who are being audited by the IRS. Our goal is to remove the fear, uncertainty, and feeling of having zero control over the audit process. We are not afraid to stand up to the IRS on your behalf; we do it for clients every day.
With a firm grasp of state and federal tax laws, we are here to provide you with compassionate, knowledgeable, yet intelligent legal representation. We firmly believe that the key to success with any tax audit is a meticulous and solution-oriented focus, aimed at achieving favorable results for the client.
Advantages of hiring our Oklahoma City tax law firm:
- You will gain a sense of control.
- We have practiced law for 30 years.
- We are focused on finding long-lasting legal solutions.
- We will be your greatest legal advocates from start to finish.
What Is an IRS Tax Audit?
An IRS audit is a review of an individual's or an organization's accounts and financial information. This review is done to verify that the information is being reported accurately and you are paying your due taxes.
Under the law, you are expected to retain any records used to prepare your return. These records will be used if you are audited. The IRS recommends keeping your records for three years from the date the return was filed.
There are three main different types of tax audits:
- Correspondence Audit - The most common type of audit, these take place through letters from and to the IRS
- Office Audit - These audits occur at your local IRS office, where you must provide relevant documents and answer questions in-person
- Field Audit - With these audits, an IRS agent visits your home or place of business, where they will review your records and documents
Contrary to popular belief, being audited doesn't necessarily mean that the taxpayer made an error. Returns are often selected randomly.
Sometimes the IRS needs to match documents, such as when a W-2 or 1099 does not match with the information reported. Additionally, returns can be selected for audit if they involve issues with other audited taxpayers.
How Long Does an IRS Audit Take?
An Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity and scope of the audit. The IRS generally has 3 years to complete an audit, so it's important for taxpayers to stay organized and keep all relevant documents in case of an audit. However, most tax audits are completed within a year.
Typically, the IRS will provide taxpayers with a timeline of the audit process, which includes deadlines for completing paperwork and interviews. If taxpayers don't comply with these deadlines or if the complexity of the audit increases, it can lead to delays. Therefore, responding promptly to any requests from the IRS is important in order to ensure that the audit concludes in a timely manner.
It's also important to remember that the IRS may ask additional questions or request more information during the audit process. Taxpayers should make sure they are familiar with their tax returns and have all the necessary documents in order to answer any questions quickly and accurately. Answering truthfully and providing complete information is essential for a successful audit outcome.
The length of an audit depends on a number of factors, such as:
- The complexity of the items being reviewed
- Availability of information requested
- Your agreement or disagreement with the findings
If you ultimately agree with the findings, you will be asked to sign a report. If you disagree with the audit findings, you may file a tax appeal request.
When Should You Hire a Tax Attorney for an IRS Audit?
Sometimes, IRS audits can be resolved without an attorney. However, your audit may dredge up severe tax problems.
You may face tax penalties for underpaying or accuracy issues. Liens may be registered against your property, or they could be seized under a tax levy. Criminal charges resulting from IRS audits can be serious, resulting in high penalties and even jail time.
If you are being charged with tax evasion or fraud, or if there are any other complicating factors in your audit, a tax lawyer can work with you to protect your rights.
We can help you fight against the consequences of tax audit issues through:
Contact The Carver Law Office for Tax Audit Representation
If you are presently the target of an IRS tax audit, you should not handle this alone. We urge you to contact our law firm in Oklahoma City for compassionate, competent legal counsel. We stand ready to answer your questions, inform you of your rights and responsibilities, and help you prepare a strong case to afford you the best chances of success.
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