Tax audit representation, or an audit defense, is a situation where you, as an individual or legal entity, are in a position where your tax return is being audited and a tax professional represents  your interests.  Both federal and state income taxes can be audited, however, you have the right to be represented by an individual with proper credentials during the process.  This can include attorneys or CPAs.  

Don’t Ignore an IRS Letter Request

If you receive notification from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting further tax information in conjunction with an audit, don’t ignore the letter.  It’s important to be compliant with the IRS and to help them with the audit process.  However, you should seek professional help in order to protect your personal interests during the process.  When you receive a letter from the IRS, make sure to respond, but know you always have the ability to ask for a two-week extension in order to gather the requested materials and find proper representation.  

What Should You Do if You Are Audited?  

The first thing to remember if you are audited is not to panic.  More often than not, the IRS is simply looking for additional information to support your tax return.  In some cases, they will request an in-person meeting to discuss your tax returns.  At this point, you will need to decide if you want professional representation for your audit.  If you simply receive a request for more documentation, you’re probably okay just sending that in.  However, for in-person meetings, you’ll want professional tax audit representation in order to provide you with the best possible outcome.  

When you need experience and professionalism on your side to represent your tax needs and interests with the IRS, turn to the experienced CPAs and tax professionals at Tim Mukherjee & Associates to represent you during a tax audit.  Schedule your free consultation today.