What To Do If You Get Audited

So, it happened. You received an audit letter from the IRS regarding your tax return. What now?

Being audited can be very confusing and can cause a lot of anxiety, but a tax audit is just an examination of your tax return and doesn’t necessarily mean you did anything wrong. When you receive an audit letter from the IRS, they will request certain information and/or documentation to verify the tax return that you filed.

The outcome of an audit can be one of three things:

  1. No Change – The IRS found that the information you provided is valid, and no changes will be made.
  2. Agreed – The IRS found an issue with your tax return, and you have agreed to their proposed changes.
  3. Disagreed – the IRS found an issue with your tax return, but you disagree with their proposed changes. In this case, your tax return will go under further review.

It is important to respond to an audit in a timely manner. Ignoring it will not make it go away. Being audited can be scary and stressful, but we can help. We are able to assist in audit defense matters. Contact our office to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to speak with you.

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