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Know your Rights Should you Get Audited!

There are several things that you should know about being audited that the Internal Revenue Service does not always divulge to you.

  1. You have the right to not meet with the Internal Revenue Service.  You can hire a representative from IRS Help to represent you at the audit.  Avoid all the stress and hassle of having to meet with the Internal Revenue Service on your own.
  2. Penalties can be eliminated.  Your IRS Help representative knows what steps are needed to prove to the Internal Revenue Service that you were acting in good faith and that the penalties are not a result of your trying to deceive the Internal Revenue Service.
  3.  Should you not be happy with the results of the audit you have the right to appeal your case.  Your IRS Help representative can challenge the auditors report and appeal your case to the Internal Revenue Service appeals office.
  4. You have the right to challenge a notice from the Internal Revenue Service should you believe that the notice is erroneous.  Your IRS Help representative can do that for you as well.
  5. If you feel like you are getting nowhere with the Internal Revenue Service your IRS Help representative can take your case to Tax Payer Advocacy and ask for their assistance with your case.
  6. At the end of your audit, should you end up owing, your IRS Help representative can set up a payment plan with the Internal Revenue Service that will allow you to pay off your debt over time based upon your income and expenses.
  7. You should never represent yourself in an audit unless you have knowledge of the tax laws and/or your case is a fairly simple case.  The best thing to do when being audited it to hire a professional to make sure you get to take advantage of all the resources that there are.