IRS Tax Audit Defense
The Atlanta tax attorneys at our law firm represent clients with tax disputes at every level in audit and administrative appeal, as well as the U.S. Tax Court or the U.S. District Court when needed. We represent individual and business clients throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia who are seeking IRS and state tax debt relief. We place a very high priority on getting every client the best result.
If you have received a notice of tax examination or Notice of Deficiency from the IRS, contact an experienced Atlanta, Georgia, tax lawyer at our firm to schedule an immediate appointment.
We also handle audits and adjustments related to syndicated conservation easement deductions.
Determined Defense For IRS And Georgia Tax Audits
An IRS audit, in some cases, will only be a paper audit. In other cases, the IRS will conduct an in-person audit at your office or the IRS office. The examiner will look through your books for expenses and deductions that can be “disallowed” because they haven’t been thoroughly documented. A lack of convenient documentation does not mean the deduction cannot be proven. We will help you reconstruct your business or personal tax records in the best manner possible, use other methods to substantiate a deduction and prevail on the disputed items.
Our team of experienced tax litigators, including a former tax attorney for the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, has insight into what the IRS position will be on a wide range of tax cases, allowing us to effectively negotiate on your behalf to resolve IRS audit disputes. We often deal with:
- Businesses facing audits red flagged for operating at a loss
- Individuals with high incomes undergoing an audit
- Audits of individuals who have received foreign gifts
- Employee retention tax credit audits
The first priority is to show that the items attacked are not owed. Even in cases where some taxes are owed, there are relief options, such as:
- Installment agreements
- An offer in compromise
- Penalty abatement
- Reclassification to “currently not collectible” status
- Fresh start relief
Do Not Risk Representing Yourself In An Audit
Most taxpayers are at a significant disadvantage when they come up against IRS agents. Agents are trained to interrogate taxpayers in order to uncover financial wrongdoing and honest errors. Any statements that you make to an IRS agent can and will be used as an admission by you.
You do not need to suffer abusive treatment by an examiner. We can appear at the audit on your behalf. We can work with the auditor to arrive at a settlement. If we cannot agree, our firm can represent you throughout the appeals process.
Remember, your conversations with your Atlanta, Georgia, tax attorney are protected by attorney-client privilege.
To avoid an IRS or Georgia tax lien, a bank levy and the compounding of interest and penalties for money owed, contact us to speak directly about your specific tax case. The firm also handles cases involving syndicated conservation easement IRS audits and litigation, settlement and tax relief.