Stephen Dunn, contributor to Forbes Magazine, once stated, "In tax controversies, who represents you can be the ballgame. "
Professional representation can be vital during an audit. Our experience with tax authorities enables us to guide clients in their dealings with federal and state agencies in the areas of audit representation, workout plans, and Offers-in-Compromise (OIC). When appropriate, the OIC can actually eliminate tax assessments, interest, and penalties.
Every taxpayer is entitled to representation. A taxpayer may either represent him/herself or, with proper written authorization, have someone else represent him/her. A taxpayer's representative must be an individual authorized to practice before the IRS, such as an attorney, a certified public accountant (CPA), or an enrolled agent (EA). While there are exceptions to the norm, attorney's are often effective but they always work with a CPA or EA.
With over three decades of experience, and over a century of combined experience, our CPA's and EA's have seen the changes, the pitfalls, and the solutions that make an IRS audit less complicated and more successful in your favor.