If your income tax return has been selected for audit you may retain an:
(1) Enrolled Agent;
(2) a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
(3) an Attorney
to represent you during the course of the audit. Which professional do you want representing you? The benefit of retaining representation is that you will not communicate directly with the IRS Revenue Agent. Additionally, the tax professional representing you will have experience handling tax return audits. Additionally, if your representative is a tax attorney any communications between you and the attorney will be protected by Attorney-Client Privilege.
We advise taxpayers to never communicate directly with the IRS as it is always better to have a tax professional call or write on your behalf. If you received an audit notice and need to speak with to a tax attorney, contact us.