Posts Tagged ‘IRS Audit’


5 Easy Steps to Take When Being Audited By the IRS

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You open your mail and you get the notice.  You are being audited by the IRS.  Now what do you do?  First, relax.  Then follow these 5 Easy Steps.

 

1) Read the Notice

I know this sounds basic but you would be surprised at how many people ignore letters from the IRS … Continue reading »


4 Easy Ways for Taxpayers to Take the Hippocratic Oath

All Physicians must take the Hippocratic Oath.  This is an oath where they swear to practice ethically. Although there is some debate about the translation, the main theme is, ‘First, Do No Harm.’

All taxpayers need to take the Hippocratic Oath so they do no harm with their tax plan.


6 Easy Steps to Navigate an IRS Audit and Save You (Tax) Money

1) Determine if this is an IRS Field, Office or Correspondence Audit

With a Field Audit, the audit will be done at your place of business. Most taxpayers requests that the audit be moved and done at your CPA’s office. The auditor however still has the right to visit your office.

In an Office Audit, the audit will be done at the local IRS office. You get to go see them.

In a Correspondence Audit, everything is done through … Continue reading »


The Difference Between The Standard Mileage Method and Actual Expenses

The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) allows taxpayers to choose between the Standard Mileage Method and Actual Expenses.

Standard Mileage Method The IRS allows taxpayers to deduct a standard mileage method for business travel.  The current allowance is for 55.5 cents per mile.  This allowance is updated periodically to reflect changes in gas prices and other changes.  Keep in mind this allowance is just for business travel. There is no deduction allowed for commuting and other personal travel.


What Not To Wear…To an IRS Audit

On TLC’s What Not to Wear Stacy and Clinton give a ‘make over’ to some lady that is, well…not dressed so well… Taxpayers that are being audited need to make sure they are putting their best foot forward right at the start of an IRS audit.

Field, Office and Correspondence Audits

The first thing a taxpayer needs to understand is The Difference Between an IRS Field Office and Correspondence Audit. If it is a correspondence audit, it doesn’t … Continue reading »


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