Tax audit representation, also known as tax audit defense, refers to a tax or legal professional who works on your behalf to address an IRS or state tax audit. Through Power of Attorney (POA), they have the legal authority to assist with your paperwork, discuss your case with the taxing authority, and attend audit meetings. Most tax audit representatives are either an enrolled agent, certified public accountant (CPA), or an attorney.
Do I Need Tax Audit Representation?
You may be wondering if hiring someone to help with your tax audit is really necessary. Although there may be some tax issues where DIY is recommended, taking on an audit by yourself is not suggested. Professional tax audit representation can not only give you peace of mind, but also provide the following benefits:
Identification of audit issues
Preparation of documentation and paperwork
Negotiation of proposed tax debt
Protection of your taxpayer rights
Tax audit representatives, like those at Tax Defense Network, will work on your behalf to find the best resolution for your case. This may include Offer in Compromise, payment plans, or filing an appeal, if needed. They will also have direct lines of contact with the taxing authority, which can help expedite time-sensitive matters. Remember, when it comes to responding to an audit letter, time is of the essence. Don’t wait. Contact Tax Defense Network today!
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“I contacted Tax Defense Network and was immediately transferred to a licensed tax attorney who explained the process and what to expect. [My representative] answered my calls and emails promptly and kept in touch to let me know of any incoming information. She never promised anything that she wasn’t confident TDN could accomplish. My tax issues have now been resolved, and I am 100% elated with the resolution. I will always be grateful for TDN.”
— Heidi S.
Tax Audit Representation FAQs
Q:What should I look for in a tax audit representative?
You’ll want to ensure that the audit professional you hire is:
Authorized to practice before the IRS and/or state
Has experience dealing with the IRS and IRS agents
Transparent about their pricing upfront
Knowledgeable about tax codes and how they apply to your situation
If you’re dealing with a small business tax audit, you’ll want to ensure your tax professional has experience with business tax returns and audits.
Q:I’m in the middle of a tax audit. Can Tax Defense Network still help?
Maybe. We would need to see all relevant documentation and review your tax returns before we could determine if our services would benefit you.
Q:How much does tax audit representation cost?
Fees will vary based on the complexity of your case. Please schedule a free consultation to discuss your specific situation.
Q:Why should I hire TDN instead of an attorney?
There are three main reasons why it makes more sense to work with Tax Defense Network (TDN): (1) we’re more affordable; (2) we have more experience; and (3) we can help with any and all tax issues.
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