Audits & Tax Court
Representation During an Audit
One of our policies, as allowed by law, is to stand in for and represent our clients during any questioning or during the actual audit itself. You will never actually have to appear before the investigators. Jozwiak Law also provides advice on which documents and information are legally required to be surrendered by the client, and which are not.
One method that is often implemented by the Internal Revenue Service is to immediately disallow any and all business or similar expenses that cannot be verified through documentation. They then assess other taxes, interest and penalties. In addition to this technique of raising the amount of your income that is taxed, they will search through the total amount of deposits that have been made into your bank accounts, and adjust your income so that they are comparable.
If your documents and records have either been lost or destroyed, Jozwiak Law can help a client to either recreate their records or find other means by which to substantiate their claim. If a bank deposit analysis conducted by the investigators appears to reveal unreported income, we have the experience and knowledge to defend our clients against such allegations.
Not responding immediately to an inquiry or tax audit being conducted by the Internal Revenue Service can put you in further jeopardy, and frustrate your position. Therefore it is essential for you to seek the advice and experience of a qualified law firm that specializes in tax disputes. As in any other type of legal investigation, conducted by an official agent of the government, any and all information or documentation that you provide to the examiner or auditor can and will be used against you. This can result in additional taxes, penalties and interest.
Never disregard an audit as not being important or as something that will go away if ignored. The courts are able to attach your wages, seize your assets, which may include but not restricted to your automobiles, real property and bank accounts, just to cite a few examples.
Another one of our goals is to try to reach a concordant settlement with the Internal Revenue Service from the outset of litigation, so that both parties can avoid the time and expense of a Tax Court trial. Another danger associated with the process of litigation, that should always be remembered, is that past year's returns and other liability issues may be raised in the process, creating an increased exposure to risk and additional costs to the tax litigants.
Although we reach a satisfactory settlement of a dispute in most cases,
without the need of a trial, we are fully prepared to go to trial on your
behalf if the need arises. This also holds true for an
If you feel that any of this applies to you or your situation, do not
hesitate to call us for an
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