The average person only has a 1 percent chance of being selected for an IRS audit. That’s one drawing you don’t want to win! If you have been chosen, though, it’s important not to panic. How you respond to an IRS audit request can have a big impact on the outcome of the process in your tax defense.
While an IRS audit is undoubtedly stressful and can be a painful, lengthy process in some cases, following these tips will help you get through it:
- Read the letter carefully
Not every notice from the IRS is an official audit, but it’s easy to panic when a letter arrives from them. Take your time to read the letter from start to finish. If they are simply requesting verification of something in your taxes, provide the information promptly. You may be able to avoid a formal IRS audit altogether if you respond appropriately in a timely manner as part of your tax defense.