Tax Audits

An attorney you can trust to protect your interests

For many people, the first encounter they have with the IRS or the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) is when they are notified they are under audit. That's a frightening experience for any taxpayer or business owner, but it doesn't have to consume you. Trust an experienced lawyer from Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC to see you through.

Arizona tax attorney Shad M. Brown worked for the IRS before entering private practice. He's seen audits from both sides, and understands how they work. And he knows how to help you fight back. Rely on Shad and his team to help you through your tax controversy matter.

Understanding the types and purposes of audits

The purpose of an audit is to investigate a taxpayer to find tax discrepancies and to notify individuals and other entities of tax deficiencies, or underpayments of tax, caused by any proposed changes. The scope and form of an audit can vary from a letter (a correspondence audit) to a full inspection of personal records, business records and bank statements (a field audit).

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Regardless of the specific type, however, an audit can potentially open a taxpayer to additional liability when the auditor discovers additional discrepancies. The IRS generally has three years from the date you file your return or the date your return was due, whichever is later, to notify you of additional taxes they believe you owe. This is a stressful experience and could potentially expose you to significant financial liability.

An attorney can make a meaningful difference

Retaining a lawyer should be your first step when you are notified you are under audit. An experienced tax attorney can help to limit the scope of the audit and challenge the determinations made by the ADOR or IRS. Moreover, if it is found that you owe additional taxes, an attorney can work with the collecting agency to help you create a payment plan or settlement that fits within your financial means.

Don't face an audit alone. Get an experienced and committed advocate in your corner. Contact us online or call 480-378-9000 today to schedule your free initial consultation. There's no cost and no obligation, just answers about your legal rights and options.

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