Audit Representation FAQs
What is an “egg shell” audit?
What is a reverse “egg shell” Audit?
Why is a reverse “egg shell audit so dangerous for a taxpayer?
What are the warning signs to look for in determining if there has been a criminal referral and therefor an egg shell audit has reversed into a reverse egg shell audit?
What are effective criminal tax defense counsel’s goals in an egg shell audit?
What are the possible outcomes of an egg shell audit?
Do I have the right to know why I was selected for examination?
What can I do to prepare for an audit?
What is an IRS “civil examination”?
How does the IRS decide which tax returns are selected for an audit?
I disagree with the IRS’s audit conclusions. What are my appeal options?
What are the basic “taxpayer rights” when one’s tax return is selected for audit?
What options are available to me where I am unable to pay a deficiency, penalties and interest at the conclusion of an audit?
What is the significance of receiving a 30 day and 90 day letter following an audit?
What is involved with appealing disagreements, both within the IRS and before the courts?
What rights do I have where I disagree with the auditor’s findings at the conclusion of an audit?
I have been audited several times in the recent past. Is there anyway to stop the IRS from repeatedly auditing me?
Can I have the examination transferred to another area?
Can I record the IRS interview with the IRS revenue agent and is it a good idea to do so?
If the IRS discovers an error in a tax year under audit, will they look at other tax years? How many years worth of returns are at risk during an audit?
What are the most common reasons the IRS decides to conduct an audit? What are they commonly looking for in an audit?
Is there anything I can do to decrease the odds of subsequent negative consequences stemming from an in-person interview with a taxing authority?
Do I have to submit to being interviewed by the taxing authority directly?
Are all audits the same or do they come in different flavors?
What should I do if I suspect that the IRS may be considering criminally investigating me?
What will happen if I do not respond to the taxing authorities audit notice?
What rights do I have during an audit?
What is the largest risk you expose yourself to if you choose to attend an audit without proper representation?
What is the most common audit technique applied by the taxing authorities?
What is the worst that can happen if I choose to represent myself in an audit?
Why should I hire an attorney rather than any other type of tax professional to represent me in an audit before the IRS, Franchise Tax Board or State Board of Equalization?
Why should I hire The Tax Law Office of David W. Klasing to represent me in an audit before the IRS, Franchise Tax Board or State Board of Equalization?
How are the 4 goals and outcomes 1 and 2 (delineated above) best obtained?