Receiving an IRS notice in the mail can cause paralyzing fear and anxiety for even the best intentioned of taxpayers. It’s not surprising because most people have heard the horror stories of celebrities, coworkers, friends, or even family who have been hit with a hefty tax bill following an IRS “examination”.
The IRS will leave no stone unturned in their effort to determine if you have understated your tax liability. Sadly, many taxpayers will initially try to deal with the IRS themselves only to discover that they have been “penny wise,” avoiding a representative’s fee, but “pound foolish,” because they received a substantial bill for a significant tax deficiency.
IRS Auditors are trained to extract more information from you than you are legal obligated to provide. Most people are ignorant of their rights and end up undermining their own case by allowing the IRS examiners to exploit their own fear and ignorance. It does not have to be this way. NEVER speak an IRS agent without proper representation. Never.
Generally, our clients rarely even have to talk with the IRS themselves. We handle most of the communications for you so that you don’t need to take time away from your business or job to handle the bureaucracy and paperwork of the IRS. There’s no lost wages or business and a lot less stress when you have someone on your side.