IRS Audit Letters
IRS Audit Rule Number 1 – DO NOT Go to an IRS Audit without IRS Representation.
IRS Audit Rule Number 2 – DO NOT Go to an IRS Audit without IRS Representation
IRS Audit Rule Number 3 – The IRS is not looking out for the Taxpayer in an IRS Audit
The IRS uses letters to communicate with taxpayers about IRS Audits. As with most IRS letters, there are deadlines associated with IRS Audits Letters. Below is a sampling of different IRS Audit Letters.
· IRS Letter that states Notice that We changed Your Account. This IRS Audit Letter serves as notification to taxpayers that the IRS has taken it upon themselves to make a change to a taxpayer’s tax return. The assumption with this IRS Audit Letter is that the IRS is right and the taxpayer is wrong, which is why they changed the tax return before notifying the taxpayer.
· IRS Letter that states Notice of Audit and Examination Scheduled. This IRS Audit Letter serves as notification that a taxpayer is among the lucky few people who has been audited. It is important to respond to this letter, although a taxpayer does not want to let the IRS conduct the audit in their home or place of business. If a taxpayer receives this letter they should contact a tax professional to represent them at the IRS Audit.
· IRS Letter that states Notice of Tax Amount Changed. This IRS Audit Letter typically comes when a taxpayer does not respond to an audit letter or an audit that was conducted.
· IRS Letter that states Notice of Examination Report and Change to you Tax. This IRS Audit Letter is notification that the audit has been completed and it shows the amount of money owed to the IRS as a result of the audit.
· IRS Letter that states Notice of Change to Tax Return Due to Recent Audit. This IRS Audit Letter is notification that other items were changed or added to a taxpayers return. Typically, this letter from the IRS is a result of the IRS adding an additional penalty to the tax amount audited which is added after the audit.
IRS Audits have deadlines, so a taxpayer who has received an IRS Letter of Audit should respond immediately to the letter by contacting a tax professional to represent them at the audit.