IRS Tax Audit Attorneys
IRS Tax Audit Representation
The threat or even thought of an IRS tax audit can send some individuals into a panic. Many people are overwhelmed by the thought of an audit because they do not understand the process of an audit or the purpose of an audit. Our tax lawyers can help you understand what an audit is, how the audit will take place and how the outcome may affect you.
Attorney Michael Gerstein holds an L.L.M. in Taxation. This is an advanced legal degree that renders them exceptionally skilled and knowledgeable tax lawyers. Contact our firm today to discuss your tax audit concerns with a member of our legal team at Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP. Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, we serve clients in Andover, North Andover, the surrounding communities and throughout the metropolitan Boston area.
What Is the IRS Looking for During an Audit?
When the IRS has selected a tax payer for an audit, the agency is attempting to achieve certain goals, including:
- Verification that your income has been reported properly and reported from every source
- Verification that you have receipts and proof of payment for any expenses that were claimed on your tax return
- Adjust your tax return to include any unreported income or expenses that cannot be verified
- Collect any due taxes, plus any interest and/or potential penalties
Many tax return preparers or certified public accountants (CPAs) are not able to as effectively handle audits as experienced tax attorneys. They are not prepared to represent tax clients in an audit as these preparers are often only defending their own work if an audit is initiated. An attorney can explain or correct any issues that may exist.
Whether you are already involved in the audit or have simply been notified that you will be audited, we can help. Our firm can step in at any stage of the case in order to see that proper procedures are being followed and that you understand what is taking place. We can be your advocate in the audit proceedings and take the time to explain how any potential outcomes may affect your life, family and future.
Contact a Haverhill IRS Tax Audit Lawyer Now
Contact us at Phillips, Gerstein & Channen, LLP, today for information and representation in IRS tax audits. We are not afraid to stand up to the IRS in order to aggressively protect our clients’ rights.