Posts Tagged ‘Audit’


How to Survive an IRS Audit from Hell

Recently we helped a client survive an Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) Audit. Ultimately, we got a very good outcome.  The taxpayer owed $219.  That’s as close to “No Change” as you can get!


How to Give a Power of Attorney to Your CPA to Deal With the IRS

Today’s routine is similar to many other days until you started opening your mail.  In today’s mail is a notice that you are being audited by the IRS. Now what do you do?  Give your CPA a Power of Attorney.


How Does the Statue of Limitations Affect Tax Obligations With the IRS?

The statute of limitations limits the time during which an action can be brought by the IRS for an audit and the time for IRS tax collection activities.  Generally, there is a 3-year period for the IRS to give you a refund, three years to audit your tax return, and ten years to collect any tax due.


Can I Take a Home Office Deduction?

The home office deduction is a confusing topic for many taxpayers.  Can I only take it if I am self-employed?

What if you’re not self-employed, but work at home frequently? 

And isn’t it true that the IRS is more likely to audit you if you take the deduction?

Because of these types of concerns and questions, many taxpayers that are entitled to this deduction do not take … Continue reading »


When Should You Consider Using a CPA?

There are plenty of taxpayers that prepare their own individual returns each year. This is not always a bad thing, but when you make just one small mistake, you may risk owing more to the IRS than when you started.


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