Criminal investigation

If you are being audited, and have concerns that the IRS may discover that you committed fraud your tax return, don’t go at it alone.  The stakes have become high – here are guidelines to help you make a decision on the best way to proceed: 1.     Whatever you do, don’t represent yourself […]

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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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It is common to feel like you are not getting a fair shake from an IRS auditor.   Frustration mounts with perceptions that the auditor is unreasonable.  No matter what you do, the auditor cannot be satisfied.  You are told you owe money to the IRS, and you know you don’t. There is good news […]

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If you find yourself in an IRS pickle, there are three IRS employees you are most likely to come face to face with.  Those are Revenue Officers, Revenue Agents and Special Agents.  Here is what to expect from each: An IRS Revenue Officer is in collection enforcement. Often, the first contact you will receive from […]

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The IRS is hiring revenue agents (auditors), revenue officers (collectors), and special agents (criminal investigators).  This has been made public by the IRS, but I attended a joint conference with the IRS last week in which every IRS panelist – from IRS auditor managers to taxpayer advocates to senior IRS attorneys – confirmed the trend […]

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