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Reducing the chances of a business tax audit

On Behalf of | Sep 14, 2023 | Tax Audits

Many business owners may feel that addressing the topic of taxes can be one of the most complex aspects of managing company affairs. Even with an effective tax strategy in place, business owners in Georgia may still wonder when the day will come in which their companies are selected for a tax audit. While there might not be a way to eliminate the likelihood of facing a business tax audit, there may be some steps owners can take to help reduce their chances of facing such a situation. 

The steps 

One step that may help reduce the chances of a business tax audit could involve being thorough with tax information, as inaccuracies or errors may only increase the risks of a similar outcome. When filling out tax documents, it may also be vital to avoid leaving questions blank, as this could also be detrimental. Being thorough when tracking and reporting expenses may also be integral to mitigating audit risks.  

Since the presence of excessive deductions could also prompt higher chances of an audit, taking a thorough approach to this aspect of business taxes could also be imperative. It may also be vital to check over information on tax documents before filing a tax return. This could mitigate the chances one might have to file an amended return and experts indicate that this could also help reduce the chances of an audit. 

When facing a business tax audit 

While knowing what steps to take to reduce the chances of business tax audits can be helpful, it may also be beneficial to know where to turn should one receive a notification of intent to audit. Business owners in Georgia who are facing an audit might find it helpful to retain the services of an experienced tax attorney for advice in preparing to navigate this process. An attorney can help a client understand what to expect and assist in creating a strategy to protect company interests through every stage of the audit process.