IRS Representation and Audit Resolution

Helpful IRS Representation for CP2000 Notices, Audits, and other Tax Resolution Issues

No one wants a problem with the IRS, but sometimes those problems find you. Whether you got an unexpected letter from the IRS, haven’t filed tax returns in a number of years, or can’t figure out how to pay your tax bill, we can help.  Sometimes you can handle these problems on your own, but sometimes it makes sense to have experienced professional IRS Representation on your side.

Services we provide include:

  • Review and response to IRS notices.
  • Power of Attorney to act on your behalf.
  • Reducing and removing penalties.
  • Preparing for audit representation for businesses and individuals.
  • Filing back tax returns.
  • Establishing payment plans.
  • Resolving payroll tax problems.
  • Stopping and removing IRS levies and liens.
  • Offer in compromise.

Do I Need IRS Represenation?

How does IRS Representation Help You

Most taxpayers will only deal with an audit a few times in their life, but the IRS agent on the other side of the table deals with it every day. That creates a huge information advantage. Because the IRS took advantage of tax payers not knowing their rights, it’s part of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights: #9, IRS Representation. Simply having us with you will often force the IRS agent to be more reasonable.

Audit Protection Plan

Minimize Your Risk

Don’t worry about getting another IRS (or state agency) letter or inquiry again. Our tax clients have the option to enroll in our Audit Protection Plan annually.  Audit Protection covers all the communication, research, phone calls, letters, and aggravation for you. Audit Protection offers up to 5 hours of CPA time in IRS Representation matters. Common IRS irritations like IRS CP2000 Notices and letters can be responded to quickly with minimal involvement by you.

Getting into IRS Compliance

Never have IRS Problems Again

The IRS will work with you to resolve your issues, but only if you show a good faith effort to get into compliance. If you represent yourself, or bring a lawyer with you, you are asserting your rights but not showing an effort the get into compliance. By bringing a CPA as a representative, you are able to demonstrate to the IRS that you have obtained the correct professional support to get into compliance.

We will draw up your plans, help you demonstrate an effort to get into compliance, and then help you get into compliance. This often involves preparing or amending back taxes, setting up new payroll systems, and establishing proper financial controls to avoid a repeat, including calculating quarterly estimated payments. It is more cost effective – and much less stressful- to fix the problems ahead of time then to fight the IRS and pay penalties and interest.

Legal Council?

IRS Resolution or Legal Counsel?

There are times you need an attorney, and IRS Audits are potentially one of them. Usually IRS Representation helps de-escalate the issue quickly, but if the problems are extensive and the IRS is aggressive, you may unfortunately need a lawyer. We will work with your attorney if you have retained one, help you find an attorney if needed, and we will provide the resources necessary to quickly and efficiently resolve your IRS issues with the minimum possible tax obligations to you. Even tax attorneys often lack familiarity with how the tax laws flow through to the actual IRS Compliance documents, making it important that you bring a CPA with you when dealing with the IRS.

Compliance Going Forward

Preventing Future Problems

Most IRS Agreements require you to comply on a go-forward basis. This means any payment plans, removal of fines, or reduction of penalties are dependent on you not falling back into the bad habits of the past. We will work with you on your go-forward plan, develop an accounting and tax compliance plan that keeps you out of trouble, and then work with you to improve your business practices so that you are more profitable than when the process began.

Success doesn’t just find you. You have to go out and get it.

Your Success is Our Success!