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IRS Civil Tax Audits

The Internal Revenue Service is perhaps best known – if not outright feared – for conducting audits of taxpayers. The purpose of an IRS audit is to verify that income, information, expenses and deductions were properly reported to the IRS on the taxpayer’s tax return. The tax being examined may be income, employment, excise, use, estate or gift tax. The audit can result in the IRS assessing additional taxes, interest and penalties. In some cases, the audit can result in no change to the taxpayer’s reporting whatsoever, or in the taxpayer receiving a refund of overpaid taxes.

Undergoing an IRS audit can be a very stressful time for the taxpayer. By retaining a tax audit attorney experienced in working and negotiating with the IRS, you retain a partner who manages the stress of dealing with the IRS for you, protects your rights and your interests and aggressively defends your reporting positions.

A tax audit attorney at Thorn Law Group knows the procedural issues, problems and benefits in dealing with the IRS. Our firm is experienced at working with the IRS to resolve audits as efficiently as possible. Your attorney will coordinate with the IRS revenue agents early on in the audit process to establish the audit parameters and we work with the taxpayer to present his materials in the most effective manner. Our knowledge of IRS audit procedures and regulations helps us protect the taxpayer’s rights and prevent abuses by the IRS.

At Thorn Law Group, we have experience managing IRS audits involving:

  • Individual Income Taxes
  • Business Income Taxes
  • Offshore Accounts and Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
  • Tax Penalties
  • Employment Taxes
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Use and Excise Taxes
  • Payroll Taxes (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)
  • Employee v. Independent Contractor Classification
  • Tax Shelter Investigations
  • Tax Shelter Promoter Investigations
  • Partnership Taxes / TEFRA
  • Conservation and Façade Easements
  • Historic Tax Credits
  • Valuations
  • Residency
  • Return Preparer Penalties
  • Private Inurement and Excessive Compensation

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