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Answering Your Tax Litigation Questions

Tax litigation is a struggle for many reasons. The venues and legal matters differ from other types of litigation, and success often depends on the attention of skilled tax attorneys.

You have questions and deserve thoughtful answers. Below are answers to frequently asked questions about tax disputes:

How Does the IRS Determine Who Gets Audited?

While an audit may seem random, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) often selects returns for audit based on items that flag. The agency also looks at tax returns and searches for discrepancies among people of similar incomes. The IRS flags returns for individuals and companies that do not meet the expectations of those at that income level. Additionally, industries known for lax paperwork and accounting standards tend to see a more significant share of audits.

Can I Appeal My IRS Audit, And, If So, How Does It Work?

While you cannot directly appeal an audit, you can appeal an audit’s findings. The appeals process is something we can help with, but here is the process in broad strokes:

  • You must act within 30 days of the receipt of the findings.
  • Your appeal must include a compelling argument for why you deserve a more favorable result.
  • Your argument must have support from available evidence, including financial information and tax forms.

At that point, an appeal officer will review your appeal. If your first appeal is unsuccessful, you may be able to pursue other options.

What Happens If I Do Not Have Money To Pay Back Taxes?

There are options available for taxpayers who cannot pay their back taxes. The first, most straightforward option is a payment plan. Taxpayers can seek to pay down the amount over time. Another possibility is to pursue an offer in compromise (OIC) with the IRS. This is an option where you offer to pay a smaller amount than the total taxes you owe, and the IRS accepts this as payment in full.

There may be other options available for your situation. Our team of tax attorneys can help you determine the right course of action.

Finding Solutions. Offering Answers.

Reach out to an attorney at Georgia Tax Attorney Group, LLC, to get a better grasp of answers to your specific situation. Call 470-635-6939 or send us an email to schedule an appointment. We offer free consults and serve the entire state of Georgia.