Did you get an IRS audit letter in the mail? Don’t panic! It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in trouble, but it’s definitely not something to take lightly. If you’ve ever received a letter in the mail from the IRS, it can be pretty scary. But don’t worry – even if you’re being audited, there’s no need to panic.
While there are many different reasons why the IRS might want to audit you, it’s important to remember that you’re not helpless. By talking to a Key Tax Group attorney, you can get the help and support you need to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.
First Things First
In the event that you receive a letter from the IRS, open it immediately. It is probably going to be regarding some sort of mistake on accountings and filings which may be handled with relative ease. If you had your taxes for the year in question done by a tax professional, contact him or her to ask for clarification about the problem.
You need to make sure that there isn’t anything wrong before making any payments. If you are in need of professional tax audit representation, contact a tax professional immediately. The sooner you contact Key Tax Group, the sooner we can start working on your tax debt resolution.
How You Are Being Audited
The IRS auditing process is a complex one with many types and varying requirements. It’s important to understand how you’re being audited because the type of audit you receive will determine what documents need to be gathered for your case.
These are a few types of IRS audits, each with unique requirements:
- Correspondence Audit: Additional information regarding a part of your tax return is requested from the IRS, such as receipts or canceled checks.
- Office Audit: Your audit will be conducted locally, where the IRS will request that you bring specific documentation into your local IRS office.
- Field Audit: An IRS agent will show up at your place of business to conduct a face-to-face audit.
- Taxpayer Compliance Measurement Program Audit: In this case, an extensive examination of your tax return takes place, and every item must be substantiated by documentation, including birth and marriage certificates. The purpose of this audit is to update the data used to write the computer scoring program used by the IRS.
Writing an Audit Response Letter
If you want to ensure that your audit response letter is accepted by the IRS, it’s best not to write them yourself. There’s some risk involved in sending such an important document and mistakes can lead to delays. If you are in need of a professional audit response letter, Key Tax Group can help. We have years of experience with IRS letters and will deliver an accurate draft that meets all standards for success!
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