Tax Audit? A Tennessee Tax Lawyer Can Help

 In Tax Law

With tax season in full swing, you may be wondering what situations call for the assistance of a tax lawyer. How are legal services different from those of an accountant when it comes to taxes? While you might use an accountant to help prepare your tax returns, many Tennesseans turn to an experienced tax lawyer when faced with tax issues. An attorney offers the unique expertise of navigating complex legal systems, including the procedural red tape of the IRS, in order to fight for your rights as a taxpayer.

If you’re like most people, taxes are confusing, overwhelming, and even downright stressful. Submitting your tax returns may feel like a great weight has been lifted.

Unfortunately, that may not be the end of your obligation. Hello, IRS audits.

An audit is an additional review of your accounts and financial information. It is used by the IRS to ensure that you are correctly reporting information according to current tax laws,  that you have accurately reported your own financial information, and that the reported amount of tax is correct.

There is no sure-fire way to predict an audit, though some situations can trigger them more than others. Using a statistical formula and computer programming, the IRS ‘randomly’ selects tax forms that fall outside generally accepted norms, or typical filings. Maybe you had higher than usual donations or deductions, or maybe your income change was a big red flag.

Whatever the reason, you don’t have to go through it alone. The law guarantees you a right to representation during your audit. The Slaughter Law Firm will be with you for every step of the process. We’ll help you answer the IRS’s requests for information, offer guidance on what you need to provide, and demand the IRS disclose how any provided information will be used.

Tax law and procedures are tricky and confusing, so you’ll want someone in your corner. With our years of Tennessee tax experience, The Slaughter Law Firm will guide you through an audit and stand up for your rights. In addition to representation during an audit, we can also represent you with payment and collection issues, as well as appeals. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with your tax concerns.