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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Why Hire an Attorney for a Tax Audit?

The dreaded tax audit seems to loom over all of those working to finalize their tax returns for the IRS. If you receive a notice from the IRS that you have been selected for audit, you are most likely stressed out about it. Taxes, in general, are a stressful business. Navigating the tumultuous waters of the dense U.S. tax code is no laughing matter. It is unfamiliar and too complex to untangle for most in the U.S. This is one of the many reasons why you should consider hiring an attorney if you are ever facing a tax audit.

Why Hire an Attorney for a Tax Audit?

The knowledge and understanding of both the U.S. tax code and the audit process of a qualified tax attorney can prove invaluable for those about to go through a tax audit. A tax attorney knows what needs to be done to prepare for the audit. There is someone who will be on your side and by your side through the process to help you interpret the law and protect your legal rights. The terminology and procedures used in a tax audit are unfamiliar to many. It is like being dropped in the middle of a foreign country where you don’t speak the language. Your attorney will act as your guide and interpreter.

Your tax attorney will also be able to help ensure that the facts relating to the audit are placed in the light most favorable to you. The way the situation is interpreted can be a big factor in the outcome of the audit. Additionally, your attorney will make sure your legal interests are protected. There is a limit to what can be investigated and asked by the auditor. Your attorney can make sure that you are not being asked any inappropriate questions and advise you as to what questions will require a response.

Additionally, should any further issues be uncovered during the audit, you have an attorney who has been through the process with you from the beginning and has a thorough understanding of what is going on. Your attorney may also be able to detect whether an auditor is potentially investigating you for any kind of criminal intent with regard to your taxes. Knowing from the beginning that there may be a potential criminal investigation in the future can be a big help in preparing any defense that may be necessary.

IRS Audit Legal Representation

Having someone by your side that is well versed in the audit process and the U.S. tax code can not only be very comforting, but extremely valuable in any issues that may arise during the audit process. The knowledgeable tax attorneys at Hyden, Miron & Foster, PLLC will be by your side, advocating for your interests and legal rights throughout a tax audit. You do not have to go through this alone. Contact us today.

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