Nothing is more stressful than finding out you’ve been selected for an IRS tax audit. Even if you’ve done nothing wrong, you want to have proper IRS audit representation to help you navigate the complex process and defend your position.
At Duffy Kruspodin, LLP, we have been providing trusted IRS audit representation services in Los Angeles for more than 25 years. Our team of qualified and experienced tax professionals is committed to helping our clients clear their names and resolve their personal or business tax audits. We’ll assist you in preparing your documents and will handle your correspondence with the IRS, so you don’t have to worry.
When to Bring in Professional Representation
Sometimes an audit letter is just the IRS requesting more information or documents; if you have those documents the problem is often resolved as soon as you send them in and you won’t have to get a lawyer or representative involved.
However, if you cannot find the information the IRS is seeking or if you have been asked to meet with an agent, it is a smart move to bring in outside help from a qualified and knowledgeable tax professional or accountant to represent you. Once you grant your representative power of attorney, they’ll be able to partner with you to resolve the issue.
It is important to note that bringing in a professional firm or CPA to represent you is not an admission of guilt. On the contrary, it shows the IRS that you understand the severity of the audit and want to resolve any disparity in a quick and professional manner. In fact, many IRS agents prefer working with a representative because they will be able to prepare and present the necessary information in a clear, concise way.
The Advantage of Professional IRS Audit Representation
Here are three reasons why hiring Duffy Kruspodin, LLP as your IRS audit representative can give you a significant advantage in the results of your audit.
- We Know the Ins and Outs of Tax Codes and Laws
One of the reasons a tax audit is so intimidating is because the IRS revenue agents often have the benefit in being knowledgeable in tax procedures. At Duffy Kruspodin, LLP, we have experience in all types of tax-related services in Los Angeles; we are experienced with the local, state, Federal, and international tax reporting and compliance regulations and have helped individuals and companies in a wide range of situations. By hiring us to represent you, you are flipping the tables and putting that advantage on your side of the case as well.
- You Can Potentially Avoid Direct Questioning by the IRS
Because we handle all communication and meetings with the IRS agent for you, you will actually have very little interaction with the agency and can avoid being cross-examined during the audit. This is important because any false or exaggerated statements to the IRS can be a serious offense, or can lead to further examination or review.
- We Can Help You Negotiate or Appeal Your Assessment
Once the audit has been completed, the IRS agent will assess the amount—if any—of the taxes and penalties you owe. This evaluation can always be appealed. The government wants to be paid and resolve the issue as quickly as possible and will often be willing to negotiate a payment amount or plan. Our team can help you settle your case without going to court, which can save you money and headaches.
If you have received that dreaded IRS audit letter, you have nothing to fear! When it comes to IRS audit representation, Los Angeles has a wide variety of CPA firms to choose from, but Duffy Kruspodin, LLP stands out above the rest. If you have questions about your current financial situation or would like more information on our services, contact our Los Angeles office by calling 818-385-0585.