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IRS Audit Representation

Have you received a letter from the IRS notifying you of an audit of your personal or business income tax returns? Receiving such a notice can be downright terrifying for anyone—but if you go into an audit, it can be even worse, and things can get downright ugly. At the Highland Tax Group, we how to deal with the IRS to ensure your rights are protected. We provide expert IRS audit representation to protect your interests, reduce your stress levels, and safeguard against costly mistakes.

What Can Happen with an IRS Audit

When the IRS selects you for an audit, the IRS agent works for the government, not for you. They aren’t looking for mistakes that work in your favor—they’re looking for mistakes that help the government collect more money from you. Here are some important things to know about an IRS audit:

  • The IRS can audit your returns within a three-year window after you file them—and longer in some cases.
  • An IRS audit can last a year or longer.
  • An audit can require you to spend many hours digging up documentation just to prove you don’t owe more money.
  • An audit can cause you to spend hours or days in an agent’s office poring over paperwork. (That’s time away from work, family, and other priorities.)
  • One wrong move in an audit—one mistake—could add tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars to your tax burden.

How We Can Help

By representing you in an IRS audit, we can help you streamline the process of providing documentation to back your tax returns—because we know what they are looking for. We can also act as your duly appointed representative during the audit itself, interacting with the agent on your behalf and freeing up your time. We know your rights in this situation, and we know how to make sure those rights are protected. And we will make sure the IRS does not charge you one penny more than what you actually owe. (In some cases, the IRS even ends up owing you money.)

If you’ve been selected for an IRS audit, don’t go it alone. Let the Highland Tax Group take away the worry and fear through skillful, effective audit representation.