Frequently Asked Questions

Why is my tax return being audited?

When you report wages or other forms of income that do not match what the IRS has on file, you may receive a notice of correction. This is not an audit, but simply a notice that asks you to explain the dissimilarities. When you receive a notice via mail or phone stating a tax return is being audited, it means something in your tax return caught the IRS' attention and they need proof as to why said item was reported.

Can I disagree with the IRS's actions?

Depending on the situation, you may be able to appeal IRS decisions. It is important to seek a local Georgia tax lawyer for assistance, however, because certain types of appeals need to be filed by a specific date.

What do I need to do if I'm being audited?

If you have received a notice that you are being audited, you are most likely feeling anxious and scared, but an audit doesn't have to be daunting. As long as you have the documents you based your tax return on-such as proof of your income and deductions-you should not have anything to worry about.

What if I cannot pay the taxes I owe?

Even if you cannot pay the taxes you owe, it is imperative you file the return on time with the amount of money you can pay. By doing such, you can avoid a late filing penalty, which is extremely expensive. If you cannot pay the remaining balance within a reasonable timeframe, there are tax resolution options for which you may qualify. We can help determine which resolution option you qualify for.

What is an offer in compromise?

If you file your tax return on time but still owe money, the IRS may be willing to give you an offer in compromise. This means that they may be willing to settle for less than what you owe, but you must meet the requirements in order to file for an Offer in Compromise (OIC). The IRS receives nearly 100,000 OICs a year and rejects a majority of them. To ensure you have a fair chance of receiving an OIC, contact us.

If you are experiencing tax problems and need assistance, please contact our Georgia tax attorneys today!

Your Local

Tax Attorney