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What are Some Things You Can Do if Facing a Tax Audit?

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If you receive a notice in the mail that you are to be the subject of an IRS tax audit, there are a number of things you can do to help the procedure go smoothly.

Tax crimes can have serious consequences, and it is best to consult with a local Tucson based white-collar crime attorney such as Heurlin Sherlock if you become the object of any type of tax fraud investigation.

Be meticulous in your preparation of records. Make sure all items are neatly organized.

Request more time. It is better to be prepared than to go into your audit without adequate records.

Have the audit at the IRS. While the IRS will come to you, your best bet is to attend your audit at the IRS offices.

Bring along a tax pro. Having a tax professional with you can level the playing field.

Be respectful. Cooperate and be polite in the audit.

Do not offer extra information. Answer what you are asked, but avoid offering any other information. Tell the truth. Do not bring any extra documentation that pertains to different years.

Do not be afraid to appeal the results. After your audit, you may be able to reach a compromise with the auditor. If you cannot do so or are unhappy with the results, you may be able to mount an appeal or go to tax court.

An attorney at Heurlin Sherlock is ready to provide you with the assistance you need for all white-collar crime matters.


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