This webinar will provide guidance and best practices for responding to IRS audits of medium-sized business taxpayers, including detailing IRS examination techniques, how to respond to Information Document Requests, and navigating IRS interviews.
Receiving an Information Document Request (IDR) from the Internal Revenue Service is stress-inducing, time-consuming and potentially costly. These requests generally signal the beginning of an audit or examination of a tax return. In cases where the IRS proceeds beyond a simple IDR to a full audit, the process becomes more complex. This can result in not only added expense in responding to the requests, but also significant legal and business implications that can produce unwanted future results if the taxpayer does not effectively respond.
The IRS has broad authority to carry out information requests and interviews, but there are also significant limits on those powers that protect taxpayers undergoing an audit of a tax filing. Gaining a detailed understanding of the examination process, from the inception of an IDR through the more exhaustive audit and summons stages, will significantly benefit tax advisors to midsize businesses in responding to IRS information requests.
By knowing the audit process and the taxpayer protections built into the IRS’s procedures for conducting audits, tax counsel and advisors can avoid mistakes that result in additional tax and sanctions.
Listen to a thorough review of the IRS audit process, and discusses best practices for advisors to midsize businesses for handling IRS information requests by outlining the taxpayer’s responsibilities and rights in an examination.
Jamie Brown acts on tax-related matters, with a focus on federal tax controversies and litigation. Mr. Brown is a skilled tax litigator. From 2006 to 2013, he was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he acted as lead counsel for the government in over 100 civil tax cases. Mr. Brown took scores of depositions, and tried cases to judges and juries in U.S. district and bankruptcy courts. The Tax Division recognized Mr. Brown’s results with Outstanding Attorney awards in 2009 and 2012.
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