Experienced Counsel For Tax Audits
Engaging with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its audit procedures can be unsettling and sometimes frightening. At Gordon & Alvestad, PLLC, we can help you survive this often-challenging process.
A tax audit is done to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the tax system. While you receive a letter from the IRS informing you of an audit, it is not necessarily an allegation of wrongdoing. The IRS randomly selects a certain number of tax returns every year for an audit.
Over Three Decades Of Legal Experience With Tax Audits
Of course, there are things you may have done on your tax return that may flag it for an audit, including unusual numbers of deductions or charitable gifts. If you are self-employed, home office deductions or other work-related deductions may increase the likelihood of an audit.
And failing to report income, whether by inadvertence or intentionally will often generate an audit as well as a tax collections letter. Attorney Paul Alvestad has more than 30 years of experience with tax law and other legal matters.
Why You Want Experienced Tax Audit Representation
The administration of the tax code is very technical. There are rules, rules and more rules. Any mistake of one law or regulation can compound itself within a tax return. With all these rules, it is easy to make a mistake.
The reason you want an experienced attorney representing you during a tax audit or examination is that your confusion or misunderstanding can have serious consequences.
Could A Tax Audit Lead To Criminal Charges?
If you speak with an agent or representative of the IRS, they are federal officers. If you tell them something while trying to explain your taxes, and it is inaccurate, they could suspect you of tax fraud and your statements could be viewed as lying to a federal officer, a federal crime, subject to criminal prosecution in addition to any tax law violations.
Our attorney has the experience and understanding of tax law. We can protect you from making any statements or representations that could lead to these charges. In addition, we will work to minimize the taxes, penalties and interest that could result from a tax audit’s determination that you have a tax delinquency.
Contact Us Today!
Our lawyer can help you or your business deal with a tax audit in Tacoma or throughout Washington. Call our Gig Harbor office at 253-666-9219 or use our online contact form to arrange a meeting today.