What is an Letter of Representation Audit from the IRS?

by Harry Galstian

May 17, 2013

Have you received a notice from the IRS stating your return has been selected for examination or audit?

IRS audits should be taken seriously because they often lead to additional tax years being selected for examination and other tax deductions not originally stated in the audit letter.  IRS tax auditors are experts at evaluating nervous taxpayers and discovering things not covered in the initial audit notice. Having a tax professional on your side can significantly increase the odds of you getting a better outcome in your audit. Having a tax professional represent you before the IRS can be a great decision and can actually end up saving you money.

If you have received a letter of representation audit notification from the Internal Revenue Services that you are subject to a tax audit or tax adjustment, contact Direct Tax Relief immediately. One of the worst things you can do is to try and represent yourself in this circumstance.

Direct Tax Relief represents taxpayers involved in audits with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), State Board of Equalization (BOE), Employment Development Department (EDD), or other State Department of Taxations.

What happens during an audit?

An audit is a process in which the Internal Revenue Service examines your tax returns and determines if you have properly reported all income and took the correct deductions while following the Tax Code.  It is your responsibility to prove to the IRS that what you filed was indeed correct and you must provide supporting documents. The IRS selects returns for audits that have the greatest potential for the additional tax to be collected.

If you represent yourself in a tax audit, the IRS auditors assume that you know the tax laws and regulations as well as a Tax Attorney. They also assume you know the Internal Revenue Manual (“IRM”) and the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”).  It is an IRS agent’s job to act in the best interest of the U.S. Government. Many civil audits are referred to the Criminal Investigation (“CI”) division of the IRS if there are any indications of fraud or substantial underreporting of income.

The tax professionals at Direct Tax Relief are here to help. We want to help you solve your tax problems, reduce your tax penalties, minimize any damage that’s already done, and help you receive the tax defense to which you are entitled.

Protect your rights and yourself from IRS intimidation and contact Direct Tax Relief for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation! Direct Tax Relief is an IRS tax resolution services company with an expert staff of certified tax preparers, enrolled agents, and tax attorneys.