Any person who has had to deal directly with the IRS likely knows that it can be a scary and stressful experience. In fact, even people who have never gone through anything like an audit probably know that dealings with the IRS are generally something they want to avoid.
But unfortunately for many people across California, there will come a time when the IRS will notify them that they will be audited. In these situations, it can be easy do one of two things: assume the worst will happen or try to ignore it. However, the more appropriate way to respond falls between those two extremes.
Most people don’t know what to expect in an audit; because of this, many people try to fill in the blanks of what they think will happen on their own and try to figure it out as they go.
However, doing this can be unwise for a number of reasons. To begin with, trying to guess what will happen in an audit can result in failing to properly prepare for it. During an audit, you may also be caught off-guard by some of the tactics used by auditors to get you to pay money you actually may not even owe. And after an audit has been completed, you might think that what’s done is done and you have no way to protest an audit.
Each of these responses and assumptions can have costly consequences and ultimately make you feel more uneasy about the process than you may need to.
In order to alleviate some of the anxiety of playing a guessing game with the IRS, you have the right to equip yourself with support by working with an attorney. At the Law Offices of Connie Yi, we have a thorough understanding of the audit process because we have helped others go through it many times before.
Speaking with our firm to get informed of your options and rights can help you keep an audit in perspective and understand what you need to do protect yourself and seek appropriate solutions. Instead of trying to navigate this process alone, we encourage you to visit our website to learn more about why you may want to work with us and why legal support can be crucial.