If you have received an audit notice from the Internal Revenue Service, it is likely that you have many questions. Dealing with the IRS can be a frustrating experience, but not knowing the extent of the difficulty that you are facing can add to the stress that you are feeling. The following FAQ will help to answer some of the more common questions about the audit notice that you have received. From that point, you can contact a qualified enrolled agent or CPA to assist you with the audit so that you get the best outcome that is possible.
Q: Is My Audit Serious?
A: First of all, it is important to recognize that any letter that you receive from the Internal Revenue Service is important. That being said, there are different degrees of severity, depending upon the notice that you received. In some cases, it is not a letter that is outlining an audit at all and you should simply contact your enrolled agent or CPA to review the letter for you. In other cases, they may be notifying you that you will be facing an audit for a previous tax year. This is something that can be serious, especially if you do not keep good records. Without delay, you should contact us for more information about the letter that you have received. We will help to walk you through the process of preparing for the audit.
Q: I spoke to the IRS about the notice, should I still call you?
A: Many people feel as if they are without hope if they have already talked to the IRS. It is important to understand, even if you have discussed the audit with the IRS, it is not too late contact us for additional assistance. You can provide us with the necessary paperwork so that we can represent you and can speak directly to the IRS about the audit. We can also help you with the process in other ways, such as knowing what type of information you will need to get together so that the audit can proceed.
Q: When can I found out information about my notice?
A: One of the more frustrating issues associated with the tax audit is not knowing when you will receive the information that is necessary. Fortunately, when you contact us for information about the audit and we are able to review the letter that you received, you will get the information immediately. We do not delay in providing you with information about the audit and additional information can be provided, once we are able to contact the IRS.
Q: I have not yet received an audit notice but I did receive a notice that I would get additional information in the form of an audit letter. Can you help me?
A: It is a good idea to contact us about the letter that you have received. We have seen many of these letters in the past and can help you to understand what the possibilities may be. Although it is necessary to wait until you receive the actual letter before we know fully what to expect, contacting us now can help to put your mind at ease for the time being.