Arizona IRS Tax Audit Strategies
- Avoid having the audit at your home. We suggest to our clients to have the audit conducted at our office.
- After consulting with a professional make the decision to extend the audit or not. If an extension is requested before the dead line and you have reasonable cause, it is not a mark against you. However, to miss an appointment that you previously extended will be a large a “red flag” as you can find.
- Be cordial during the audit but not overly friendly. Leave the talking to your advisor unless specifically questioned directly by the auditor. When you answer the question do it in the fewest words that conveys the correct answer. Look the auditor in the eyes and if you need some time before answering the question—take the time. If you know you don’t know the answer, tell the auditor you don’t know, write down the question and ask the auditor when you can get back with the answer.
- Allow for disagreements. You will eventually get what you expect if you never get mad or angry. An angry taxpayer is usually wrong. If you cannot handle your emotions, let your representative do the talking. Auditors know that they are creating a stressful situation and their training teaches them how to benefit from that stress taxpayers feel.
- If you are a sole proprietor filing a schedule C on your return we recommend that you put your business in an LLC and then get IRS approval to have your LLC taxed as a Subchapter S Corporation. I can discuss with you the tax benefits as well as the audit benefits during a consultation at my office.
Scott Allen E. A. – Tax Debt Advisors, Inc.
IRS tax audit strategies in Arizona. IRS help from Tax Debt Advisors, Inc
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