Tax Audit and Appeal Issues


Nothing is more frustrating than finding out that the IRS has come to a conclusion on your tax matter and their assessment in no way aligns with yours.  Especially after doing it yourself or having someone unqualified solving your tax problem. This is where our experts in tax appeals come in.

If the IRS issues a determination with which you disagree, there are several options you can exercise to file an appeal.  Like trying to understand how the IRS operates, navigating the area of appeals can also be a daunting task. Without having the right person to help you, it is easy to get caught up in the system.  You may end up right back where you started or even worse, you may do so having spent a large amount in fees.

There are numerous things to consider when determining if and how you should file an appeal.  Trying to make these types of decisions on your own or based upon advice from a representative not seasoned in this arena will quickly become overwhelming, cost you unnecessary fees and greatly increase the chance of receiving a less than desirable outcome.

You need to place your trust in someone that knows where your options lie; and, although you may think you have exhausted all available options, you may actually have another “bite at the apple” when considering appeals with help from Anh Le CPA.

Tax Audit Representation

Tax audits are scary not only to taxpayers but also many tax preparers as well. Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of people more than receiving an IRS or State Audit letter in the mail. Audits take significant time away from your business and family, requiring you to gather mounds of records substantiating each and every item reported on your tax return and develop a comprehensive understanding of tax law.

You should not go before the IRS without representation any more than you should go to court without a lawyer. In addition it does not always make sense for your regular tax preparer to represent you as sometimes the complexity of an audit goes beyond the scope of work they are able to handle. You see, IRS trains Auditors to extract more information from you than you have a legal obligation to provide. IRS Auditors know that most people fear them and are ignorant of their rights. As a result, they know they can use that fear and ignorance to their advantage. We know the right way to represent taxpayers under audit. We understand the implication of those “friendly inquiries” from auditors. There are red flags that may not be apparent to a taxpayer representing himself or even by taxpayer’s tax preparers who made mistakes in tax returns.

The IRS leaves no stone unturned in its mission to determine the accuracy of your tax return. If you don’t comply with the Auditors’ wishes, the IRS will recalculate your tax and send you home with a hefty tax bill as your parting gift. We generally can close audits quickly, which helps to avoid the taxing agency seeking to expand the scope of the audit. Generally, the cost of representation is far less than the savings gained through qualified representation.