The IRS has a significant amount of power to inspect the books and records of taxpayers to determine and assess tax liabilities. The IRS auditor represents the government, and it is their job to propose additional assessments of tax and potentially penalties. No matter how friendly they appear to be, the auditor is neither neutral nor in your corner.
Typically, an audit begins when a taxpayer receives a notice from the IRS that they have been selected for an audit. There are different types of audits, including: correspondence audits, office audits, and field audits. In a field audit, the auditor will typically send an information document request to the taxpayer. These document request forms can be exhaustive and can request, among other things, the following items:
The tax attorneys at JEFFREY BURR have represented hundreds of taxpayers before IRS auditors. Contact us today to see how we can help you.