IRS Audit Representation FAQs

Sometimes an IRS audit is random. Other times, the IRS will undertake an audit to determine the source of any discrepancies.

Generally, less than 1% of tax returns are audited annually.

The IRS will notify you by mail. The audit will be managed by mail or an in-person interview. You will be asked to provide the IRS with specific relevant records. The IRS will conduct their audit. The length of the audit process will vary depending on the complexity of the case and availability of information.

Yes. The IRS will notify you by mail.

It is possible the IRS will levy a penalty for failure to keep tax records. Alternatively, it is possible you can address a lack of receipts in your interview or through other reconstruction.

The IRS will determine if you are subject to interest, penalties, civil liability, or criminal liability.

If the IRS finds evidence of fraud or other criminal activity during an audit, charges may be filed. Depending on the charge, jail time may be a penalty.

Any individuals who file taxes with the IRS may be subject to audit..

Sometimes an IRS audit is random. Other times, the IRS will undertake an audit to determine the source of any discrepancies that don’t make sense such as inappropriate deductions or tax credits.

It is recommended you seek the advice of counsel or a tax specialist.

The IRS will request information and documents to verify the earnings and expenses on your tax return.

It is possible the IRS will send you a tax bill with interest and penalties. It is highly recommended you respond to any audit requests promptly.