Handling Correspondence Audits With Knowledge And Care
Any audit by the IRS can be stressful, no matter how minor it may seem. Knowing what the initial issue was or what went wrong can be confusing, and you may be scrambling to find the appropriate documentation.
At The Peck Group, LC, we help clients in Georgia and nationwide reply to IRS audits quickly and efficiently, working so that all your bases are covered. From our Atlanta office, we know what steps to take if you have been audited by mail or in person.
How To Reply To A Correspondence Audit
A correspondence audit is an audit conducted by mail in which the IRS will send a letter requesting clarification over a simple mistake. Typically, this occurs when the IRS has reason to believe you have under-reported your income or over-reported your expenses.
In these instances, you will receive an IRS CP2000 notice, indicating that the information it has on file does not match the information reported on your tax return. However, it is often not as simple as just providing the IRS with the requested information. You may need to review all your tax returns in depth, even from different years, to prevent the audit from expanding in scope.
Our attorneys are well-versed in tax law. We know how to respond so that your exposure is limited. We can review your records in detail to help you address any discrepancies.
A correspondence audit can be over quickly or it can snowball into a much larger issue. In some cases, it may result in a civil fraud penalty. We will work with you to prevent that from happening.
Reach Out For A Free Half-Hour Consultation With An Experienced Lawyer
Have you received an IRS notice or are you worried about an audit? Call The Peck Group, LC, at 770-884-6914 or contact us online right away to schedule a free 30-minute consultation. We represent clients nationwide in IRS audits from our law offices in Atlanta, Georgia.