If your income tax return has been selected for audit you may hire an:
(1) Enrolled Agent;
(2) a Certified Public Accountant (CPA);
(3) an Attorney
to represent you during the course of the audit. 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 dealing with IRS. If your representative is an 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 talk to a tax attorney, contact us for a free consultation: