Providing A Guide For New Yorkers Facing Tax Audits
Taxes are already an annual source of stress for many New Yorkers. When the Internal Revenue Services notifies you that your taxes are being audited, that anxiety increases tenfold. Jeffrey M. Rosenblum, P.C., is working to assuage your concerns through personalized tax audit representation.
If you are facing an audit, contact our tax law firm today and get on the road toward peace of mind.
Why Am I Being Audited?
Tax audits are generally commenced when the IRS notices something unusual or suspicious about the tax forms you filed.
Some people take the utmost care when filing taxes to ensure that their math is flawless throughout. Unfortunately, life is full of distractions, and people make mistakes. A mathematical mistake on your tax forms could make the IRS look twice at your numbers, triggering an audit. In the same vein, round numbers in intervals of 10 and 100 across your tax forms may make it look like you have estimated amounts. The IRS wants your taxes to be as accurate as possible, so too many round numbers may also trigger an audit.
Failing to include certain income from a 1099 or claiming too many business expenses, charitable donations or deductions can also make your taxes look suspicious.
What Happens When I Am Audited?
The IRS conducts both mail and in-person audits. In-person audits generally concern larger audits involving more books or records than are reasonable to send via mail. A representative will ask for clarification on whatever matters the service has deemed questionable. You may be required to produce employment records, receipts or loan agreements, depending on the aspects of your taxes being audited.
After review, the IRS may be satisfied with your justifications. If they are not satisfied, they will outline the changes you need to make to your tax return and set up a way to pay the missing taxes. If you disagree with their decision, you can request further review or appeal it.
Why Do I Need Tax Audit Representation?
The IRS allows audited individuals to be represented during the audit process by a credentialed agent. The tax system is infamous in its complexity. Defending yourself in an audit without the help of a seasoned tax representative may result in drastic changes to your tax returns.
Our firm has decades of experience helping taxpayers navigate complicated tax issues. We can help you prepare the necessary paperwork the IRS has requested and stand alongside you during the audit itself. In the event that you need to appeal a decision, we can advise you on your best possible option to proceed.
If You Have Received An Audit Notice, Call Now
We have offices in Great Neck, Rockville Centre, Armonk, Melville and Brooklyn to provide convenient representation to New Yorkers facing legal troubles. Call us at 866-637-7300 or email us to get started.