I get involved at various stages of the audit process. Many clients come to me immediately upon getting contacted by the taxing agencies. Others start the audit on their own or with their accountant, and turn to me when they feel that that the process is starting to overwhelm them. Often, I am asked to step in once a taxing agency has made an unfavorable adjustment to the taxpayer’s tax liability.
My approach towards audits is grounded in extensive preparation and process management. Although, I have achieved great results at every stage of the audit process, I feel that the best results are achieved when the client brings me in as early as possible.
I have represented my clients in audits before the IRS and the Washington State Department of Revenue resulting in saving well over the fees that were paid to me.
Working an audit is an art form. Its a dance between me and the IRS. Its getting the best results for my client using all off the tools that I have learned and developed both working in the IRS and representing clients in audits.
The best endorsement I ever received was having an IRS auditor himself say to me” that if he were ever audited, he would want me to represent him”!