Accountants know that if the IRS is sending you correspondence, it is probably because they believe you owe them money or because their records do not agree with what you have submitted on your tax return. Interaction with the IRS can be incredibly stressful and something that is better navigated with a professional accountant, experienced in this area. Hiring an accountant also helps protect your rights and resolution of your issues can happen more quickly with a better outcome than if you had represented yourself.
IRS Audit Representation
If the IRS finds a reason to audit you or you are selected for a random audit, most accountants will agree, hiring a professional to represent you will often yield a much better end result for you, the taxpayer. Dealing with the IRS is not only incredibly stressful, it is a very time consuming task. You must be properly prepared. Having a professional accountant to guide you through the process is most often money well spent.
When being audited by the IRS, a frequent and common problem is truly understanding the scope of your taxpayers bill of rights. Often, the auditors attempt to gather information from you that you may not be required by law or even obligated to give them. Hiring an accountant experienced in IRS audit representation, will help you save time, money and some gray hair, all while also protecting your rights.