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A tax audit may be an intimidating experience as you must be prepared to explain the nature of your income and substantiate the expenses and deductions claimed on your tax returns. It is likely that the examination of one tax return may lead to other tax years being opened for audit. In order to properly defend yourself, you may be required to have an extensive knowledge of the tax codes and regulations.

Under the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, a taxpayer has the right to be represented by a tax attorney, enrolled agent, or CPA during the audit. The taxpayer does not have to be present at the audit interview unless an administrative summons has been issued. A taxpayer may request that the audit interview be suspended in order to consult with a representative. A taxpayer has the right to know why the IRS is requesting a specific piece of information. A taxpayer has the right to make an audio recording of the audit interview if advance notice is  provided.

The IRS may conduct only one inspection of a taxpayer’s books unless the taxpayer requests another examination or the IRS provides written notice.

If you receive notice from the IRS stating that your return has been selected for an audit, it is time to seek help from a tax professional. If you have already been through a tax audit which resulted in additional taxes, penalties, and interest being assessed, you do have options besides paying the tax liabilities in full. These options include filing an appeal, audit  reconsideration, and/or an offer in compromise.

If you are searching for a highly qualified representative to negotiate on  your behalf with the IRS or a state agency, The Law Office of Richard B. Cotton offers services with the highest levels of quality and professionalism. As a former IRS Agent and Tax Attorney, Mr. Cotton will provide the representation you need to resolve a tax audit successfully and minimize any potential liability that you are  facing. Call The Law Office of Richard B. Cotton - Top New York City Tax Lawyertoday, at (212) 297-0275.

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