Audit Protection in Tustin

What is Audit Protection?

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 on your side.

Audit protection ensures 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 guarantee that you will owe no taxes at the end of your audit, we will make every effort to obtain the lowest amount owed based on your facts and evidence.

Tax Alliance will be at your side, helping you in discovering every opportunity in order to achieve the best possible audit outcome. Proposed audit changes will be verified for factual and mathematical accuracy, as well as legal accuracy. Examiners trust documentation that is presented in an orderly and professional manner, so we'll help you organize your documents so that the auditor does not have to think too hard about them. Instead of requiring you to file an amended return after the audit is done to repair the reporting error, many IRS auditors may provide you credit for misclassified costs or deductions during the audit. It's hard to know when and how to inquire.

Fortunately for our clients, understanding how to do things the "right way" is something we take pride in at Tax Alliance on a daily basis. Planning, organizing, and producing results are three vital factors in how audit protection benefits you.

Below are a few attributes that might be included with some audit protection services:

  • Responding to audit notices on your behalf
  • Protecting your federal and/or state tax return in audit hearings or meetings with auditors
  • Giving access to and support from audit representatives that might be tax experts, such as Enrolled Agents or CPAs
  • Helping you settle tax financial debt or identity theft associated with the audit
  • Paying any penalties or fees if you're being audited as a result of a preparer's or software's error on your return

Important Things to Remember

Prepaid audit protection is separate from audit representation, which involves hiring a professional to represent you as soon as the IRS has notified you that you're being audited. Normally, you can't get audit protection after you learn you're being audited-- you need to receive the protection before you submit your return.

Audit protection services might come with an expiry date. As an example, a service might 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 because the IRS usually can include returns that have been submitted within a three-year period in an audit-- although the IRS may extend that timeframe to six or more years if it identifies any considerable errors.

What Are the Possibilities of an Audit?

You can think of audit protection as insurance for your income tax return. For example, 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 may need it one day. However while the odds of somebody dying in a car crash are 1 in 106 (according to 2018 National Safety Council information), 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 only 0.5% of the 196 million income tax returns it received. That means in 2018, the odds 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 submitted 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.

For more information about Audit Protection in Tustin, California, contact Tax Alliance at 800.987.3051 or visit our website: TaxAlliance.com to learn more. Let's Resolve Your Tax Debt Today!

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Efficiency through Automation!

Because of advancements in our technology, we are able to communicate with the IRS electronically, its as if we are in the same office! Faster service and more cost effective!

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If you are not happy with our tax services within the initial 21 days, we will give you a 100% refund of services rendered, no questions asked!

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You find it, we will match it! Tax Alliance will match and beat (by 10%) any competitive offer. Contact our office today and receive a free no obligation tax consultation.

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