IRS Audits

If you have a tax dispute with the IRS, expect negotiations to be different than what you may be accustomed to. In most negotiations, both sides have something at stake, something to gain and lose. In other words, an element of risk. That dynamic can change when you have to step up to the plate […]

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An IRS auditor wants to interview me – do I have to go?

by Howard S. Levy, Esq. on May 3, 2015

in IRS Audits

You just received a notice from the IRS that your tax return has been selected for audit. But the real kicker is the IRS auditor’s request to interview you, face-to-face, possibly at your home or office. IRS auditors like to move fast, and your letter probably has a date and selected for the interview.  There […]

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Do you need IRS audit or collection help, or can you go at it alone with the IRS? You may currently be uncomfortable with what an IRS agent is telling you, or what your rights are, or if your case is proceeding the way it should. Or there may be IRS threats of enforcement against […]

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The IRS sends out a lot of mail.  Any letter from the IRS should be taken seriously, but some have more legal ramifications than others.  Here are three of the most important IRS letters – what they mean, and how to respond: 1.     Notice of Deficiency.  The IRS sends this letter out as […]

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Meeting with the IRS is a stressful situation, filled with questions about what to expect.  If you have to meet with the IRS, a common concern is how to present yourself. Whether you are meeting with an IRS collections officer (Revenue Officer), an auditor (Revenue Agent) or with an appeals officer, it is important to […]

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IRS audits can leave your stomach in a knot and your head in your hands, often because you feel innocent of the changes the IRS is proposing to your tax return. Notice I said proposing. An IRS audit is not simultaneously the beginning and end of your defense, with the auditor playing the role of […]

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