Every individual and business fears receiving a letter from the IRS stating that he/she/it will be subjected to an audit by the IRS. You are required to respond to the inquiries being made by the government agency responsible for collecting the taxes for the federal government.
No matter how accurately you feel the return was prepared, you fear that the IRS is about to extract additional money from you. You have heard about the experiences that other people have had with the IRS, and you are intimidated by the thought of appearing before and IRS auditor.
You do not have to personally appear before the auditor (in most situations).
You have the right to retain the experienced and knowledgeable attorneys at Sidney B. Margolis, Ltd., who can deal exclusively with the IRS. They will meet personally with the agent, without you being present, and will respond to all reasonable and appropriate requests for documents and information. Our attorneys will act as a buffer between you and the IRS. If an unexpected request for documents and/or information is made by the auditor, our attorneys will not have to give an immediate response. They will advise the auditor that they will obtain the requested information, which will be provided at a future time. Our attorneys will then consult with you about an appropriate response.
Our experienced attorneys will not inadvertently volunteer information to the auditor, which will lead to the assessment of additional tax. If you represented yourself, your emotional involvement and inexperience might cause you to volunteer damaging information. Once you state something to the auditor that is damaging to your tax position, it is difficult to retract it.
The attorneys at Sidney B. Margolis, Ltd. have worked as IRS auditors. They are familiar with the IRS procedures, and know how to present your case in the most favorable light. In addition, our attorneys, with over 35 years of experience in dealing with the IRS, are well-schooled in the Internal Revenue Code and the regulations thereunder. We will vigorously represent you.