Audit protection shields you from the dangers and stress of dealing with the IRS (or a state tax agency) by yourself.
Let's be clear: audit protection isn't the same as audit immunity; it's the subtle peace of mind that comes with knowing that if things go bad, you'll have a team of battle-tested tax experts by your side.
Audit protection makes sure that auditors are held accountable for their actions, and that if a balance is due as a result of the audit, you owe no more than you legally owe. Our defenders protect your finances by making sure that any tax owed is as little as possible, and that any fines are waived when appropriate. While we can not ensure that you will owe no taxes at the conclusion of your audit, we will make every effort to secure the least amount owed based on your facts and evidence.
Tax Alliance will be by your side, helping you in discovering every opportunity in order to get the best possible audit result. Proposed audit adjustments will be double-checked for factual and mathematical accuracy, as well as legal accuracy. Inspectors trust documentation that is presented in an orderly and professional fashion, so we'll help you arrange your documents so that the auditor does not have to think too hard about them. Rather than requiring you to submit an amended return after the audit is completed to repair the reporting error, a lot of IRS auditors may give you credit for misclassified costs or deductions during the audit. It's hard to know when and how to inquire.
Thankfully for our clients, knowing how to do things the "right way" is something we take pride in at Tax Alliance every day. Planning, organizing, and producing results are three important factors in how audit protection benefits you.
Below are a few aspects that may be included with some audit protection services:
Important Things to Keep in Mind
Prepaid audit protection is separate from audit representation, which involves hiring an expert to represent you as soon as the IRS has notified you that you're being audited. Usually, you can not receive audit protection after you learn you're being audited-- you have to get the protection before you submit your return.
Audit protection services may come with an expiration date. As an example, a service may agree to cover your return for as many as three years from the day the IRS authorizes a return for a given income tax year since the IRS usually can include returns that have been filed within a three-year period in an audit-- although the IRS might extend that period to six or more years if it discovers any significant mistakes.
What Are the Possibilities of an Audit?
You can think of audit protection as insurance for your income tax return. For instance, a car insurance policy can protect you in case you're ever in an accident. You pay for car insurance coverage based on the chance you might need it one day. However while the chances of someone dying in a car crash are 1 in 106 (according to 2018 National Safety Council info), your chances of being audited are a lot less. In fact, out of all the returns submitted in 2017 and evaluated throughout the 2018 fiscal year, the IRS audited just 0.5% of the 196 million income tax returns it received. That means in 2018, the chances of being audited for all taxpayers were 1 in 200.
However greater percentages of certain groups of people were audited in Fiscal Year 2018. The IRS audited 6.66% of all returns filed in 2017 that had changed gross earnings of $10 million or more-- a group that represents only 0.01% of all returns filed that year. Meanwhile, the service also audited 0.69% of returns with AGI of $1 to $24,999. That group represents 35.59% of all returns filed.
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