Representation help: Individual or a business that just received an audit letter: IRS or State tax agency

If you were to ask most Angelenos in SoCal, or around the country, what would the worst thing you could receive in the mail, chances are at least 90% of the people you asked would say that getting an audit letter from the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE or on much misinformation that is circulating around the internet.

The Internal Revenue Service or IRS and the State Tax agency, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE for your state are responsible for collecting the tax revenue that is owed to the Federal Government and State Government, respectively, based on the applicable tax codes. Along with that goes all of the necessary power that it needs in order to execute its responsibilities.

When the IRS has identified those individuals or businesses in greater Los Angeles, or any other metro city in America, who they are needing to bring in for a formal one on one interview with, they will send out a formal letter stating that the person or business receiving the letter is being audited. It is this letter that seems to strike fear in the hearts and minds of most everyone.

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8 Important things to know if you get an audit letter from the IRS or State Tax Agency, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE

Be calm and do not panic – While it is perfectly normal for you to become anxious if you receive an audit letter from the IRS. However, you need to remain calm and not panic, it will make it much more likely you will be able to respond properly.

Do not assume the worst possible thing is about to happen – You need not assume the worst if you receive an audit letter, but you do need to read it thoroughly to ensure that you understand all of the instructions.

The letter could be for a number of reasons like information gathering – Any correspondence from the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE does not necessarily indicate that you are in trouble. Many times it is a notification of changes to your account or it could be a letter requesting a payment for your tax bill.

The IRS could have made changes to your tax return – If it turns out that the letter that you received was stating that a change was made to your tax return by the IRS, be sure that compare it to your copy in your records.

Only respond if there is a request for information or you are instructed – Unless you are instructed to send a payment or to call them, you are not expected to have to respond to the letter that you receive from the IRS.

If you do not agree with the information the letter respond quickly with documentation – If you do not agree with anything that you read in the letter you should respond describing everything that you disagree with and be sure to include any documentation that you have.

Call only if you have questions that are needing immediate answers to – It is not necessary for you to show up in person at the local IRS office if you have not be requested to show up. You can correspond by calling the number on the notice.

Keep copies of everything you receive in connection with this notice – It is highly recommended that you keep a copy of all documentation that you have received from the IRS, FTB, EDD, CDTFA, BOE.

Last but definitely not least, seek professional audit defense help! We represent, help audited taxpayers and you will not have to face the auditor, we assist you throughout this trying time.

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