Standing Up For You During IRS Tax Audits
Receiving an IRS audit notice is an intimidating experience and a very serious matter that needs to be dealt with proactively.
The first step in that process for Dallas area residents is to seek the guidance and representation of experienced tax lawyer Stanton D. Goldberg at the Law Office of Stanton D. Goldberg. With attorney Goldberg’s astute guidance, you can identify the exact size and shape of the problem you face, and develop strategies that will help you address that problem in the most practical and effective way. Contact tax lawyer Stanton D. Goldberg by phone or email to schedule a consultation regarding your IRS tax audit.
Types of IRS Audits
IRS audits come in several varieties and get started in several ways including correspondence audits done by mail with an out-of-state IRS office, receiving a CP2000 notice concerning discrepancies between your filed tax return and the information the IRS has received, or a letter from a local Revenue Agent wanting to start the audit examination. Regardless of the type of IRS audit, an IRS audit should not be ignored.
Whatever the reason might be for your tax return(s) having been selected for audit, the IRS audit file will remain open until it is resolved. If you do not participate in the audit, the IRS will resolve the case entirely in their favor, often by zeroing out any expenses or deductions that are being audited or including any potential income that the IRS might have identified.
Dealing with IRS Audits
The tax lawyers at the Law Office of Stanton D. Goldberg provide valuable assistance to their clients in resolving IRS audits. Their understanding of tax law, tax accounting and IRS procedures allows them to be an advocate for their client while providing their clients with a clear understanding of the IRS rules that apply to their personal situation.
By obtaining a power of attorney to represent their clients before the IRS, the tax attorneys at the Law Office of Stanton D. Goldberg can interpose themselves between the taxpayer and the IRS, reducing stress and anxiety to the client and facilitating controlled communication on behalf of the client with the IRS. This is particularly important if the taxpayer is aware of errors or controversial reporting positions that are in the filed tax return now being audited.
There are many procedural steps involved in finalizing an IRS audit. Sometimes audits result in no change to the tax return that was filed. The more common outcome, particularly if a taxpayer is trying to represent themselves, is for the IRS to propose an adjustment to the tax return which results in an additional tax liability. With proper representation, the IRS’s audit position and the taxpayer’s tax return position are reconciled and fine-tuned through back-and-forth negotiation to get to the best obtainable results under the facts and law of the case.
However, in many cases the auditor and the taxpayer can’t reach an agreed result for the examination. If that is the case, professional representation by attorney Stanton D. Goldberg will allow the taxpayer to evaluate further alternatives which may include appealing the IRS’s proposed examination to the IRS Appeals Division.
Taxpayers often have the right to appeal the IRS’s proposed exam adjustments. Even going further down the IRS procedure options, taxpayers will usually have the right to contest an IRS assessment by filing a petition with the US Tax Court. The tax attorneys at the Law Office of Stanton D. Goldberg are experienced and knowledgeable in the legal and procedural methods to help their clients obtain the right result for their case.
The Law Office of Stanton D. Goldberg represents clients in Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Denton counties who are facing IRS business or income tax audits. Founder and principal, Stanton D. Goldberg is both a tax lawyer and a certified public accountant who deals with every tax matter as directly and proactively as possible.
Contacting Our Office
To discuss an IRS audit with an accomplished tax attorney, please call 972-960-2200 or contact us at our Dallas, Texas, law offices today. You can also contact us online.