Real IRS Audit Representation
Receiving a notice in the mail from the IRS can make a person’s heart stop, and fast. Maybe it’s the feeling of being under the examining lenses of the IRS’ microscope that causes discomfort, or perhaps it is caused by not knowing exactly how to respond to audit requests. Whatever the cause of your pain and discomfort is, know this: you can actually survive an IRS audit. We, at Strategic Direction, Inc., have experience in representing myriads of clients who, when it is all over, remark that it was less stressful and less disruptive than they had anticipated.
We believe in approaching an audit in a respectful and non-confrontational way. We take time to understand our client’s situation and organize their returns in the most favorable way possible before the first scheduled IRS audit meeting takes place. As the audit is underway and more requests are made, we prepare documentation and answer questions in your behalf. Our determination and drive to fight for our clients is unwavering, yet we do this in a way that is dignified and courteous. After all, we have a shared goal of completing the work at hand, and we believe that working together in a positive way will represent you more favorably in the long run. Your information will be delivered smoothly as we act as the liaison between you and the IRS.
Preparing Support Documentation in your Behalf
It pays to be prepared when meeting with auditors, and we can help you get there. Good planning and organizing information in a way that is easy to access are two key elements to a successful audit. The IRS will be looking for financial statements and documents that support the way in which financials have been prepared, and they analyze tax liability based on their findings. If you have little or no support documentation, like travel logs or descriptions of business meals, it may take longer to come to a resolution. Strategic Direction, Inc. knows how to prepare support documentation so it is readily available for the audit. It is helpful and it provides a faster resolution times.
We What to Do with Errors
The tax code is complex and constantly changing. It is possible for individuals to make mistakes when they file taxes, and when they are uncovered during an IRS audit it is best to own up to them. Rather than attempting to cover up the mistake, which is illegal and ill-effective, we shed light on the situation by providing auditors with the facts.
We have represented both corporate and individual filers during unplanned IRS audits. Oftentimes these audits revealed that tax payers owed no more than they were previously accountable. Late fees and back taxes were sometimes waived, making it more feasible to get back on track and stay current. Our professional, non-confrontational approach enables us to build a relationship with IRS auditors based on mutual respect and trust. We believe this approach is imperative. It allows both parties to reduce the pain and discomfort of that can be present sometimes during an audit as we represent you in the best possible way.
You can survive an IRS audit! Call us today at (818) 937-0888.