Houston IRS Audit Attorney

An IRS audit can be a very frightening and stressful situation. Knowing the IRS wants to take a second, closer look at your tax return, whether it is the entire return or just a portion of it, such as expenses claimed for meals, entertainment or travel, can be a very nerve-racking experience.

As tax attorneys in Houston and as former IRS attorneys, we see and have seen it all.

Taxpayers often try to represent themselves in an IRS audit. They may think that the laws are simple and that the IRS employees will be reasonable. Even an honest effort to fill out your entire tax return correctly isn’t good enough.

The IRS audit process is not simple and it often produces unreasonable results. This is especially true if you have to experience a face-to-face audits. Traditionally, however, the majority of IRS audits are done via correspondence. In other words, most IRS audits are in the form of letters asking for explanations of various tax items on a tax return or requesting supporting documentation. The fact of the matter is that on average only about one-third of all IRS audits are done on a face-to-face basis with a revenue agent, tax compliance officer, or tax examiner.

More often than not, an IRS audit of a tax return will result in changes to the return. Whether these changes are good or bad for the taxpayer depends on the situation. The no-change rate, or the number of returns accepted as filed after examination is pretty low.

Luckily, the audit rate is low. This is of little consultation if your return is pulled for audit. What if you happen to be in that unlucky small percent of returns that are pulled for audit?

As Houston tax attorneys, we have years of experience dealing with the IRS audits. You can face an audit with confidence when you know you have our tax attorneys on your side.

Call (281) 588-0020 for a free strategy consultation.