Tax – Audit Representation

Sousa & Weber has substantial experience representing individuals, professionals, commercial businesses and business owners facing audit of their income, sales or employment tax returns by the IRS or other taxing authorities. In an audit, the government is represented by a team of well-trained specialists, including audit examiners, accountants and attorneys. If your tax return is selected for examination, you need to level the playing field. Experienced, knowledgeable representation is crucial to obtaining the right result in your case. Engage our team of qualified tax professionals to make sure that your interests are protected.

IRS audit rates are rising dramatically for all types of taxpayers. Within the past few years, the IRS audit rate for individual taxpayers has risen more than 25%, and the audit rate for high-income taxpayers has doubled. Additionally, the IRS is currently in the process of randomly selecting and dissecting more than 5,000 1120 S-Corp tax returns (S corporations), seeking information that will help tighten its grip on small business taxpayers in the years to come.

IRS audits generally fall into one of the following three categories:

  • Office Audits
  • Correspondence Audits
  • At-Home Audits

Typically, the audit process begins when you receive a letter stating that your tax return has been selected for an examination. This does not mean that the IRS is accusing you of lying, cheating on your tax return, or engaging in any other wrongdoing. However, the goal of the IRS audit process is to increase the tax compliance and revenue collected by the government. The moment you receive notice of an examination is the right moment to seek representation.

To ensure that you are properly represented in your audit, contact Sousa & Weber for help right away!