IRS Audit Assistance
If you’ve ever got a letter in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) about anything whatsoever; be it audit or anything else, you know how it feels, just like many others feel when faced with the bad news of an audit from the IRS. So any letter from “Uncle Sam” is presumably bad news until proven otherwise. Not a pleasant feeling, right? …true!
However, as unpleasant as the sight of such letters may be, we at EMCOL want you to know that there’s always a solution to every IRS problem, but you must act fast; allow us to brainstorm with you and act. As your solution-provider, we will be glag to help you with your IRS audit. So contact us today for more details about this service at EMCOL.
Our audit assistance comprises of few levels:
LEVEL 1: This is our phase one of audit assistance to help STOP any Wage Garnishment (if “financial hardship” exists) in as little as 4 business days. To represent you, we will need you to fill out a Power of Attorney (POA) form for us to speak on your behalf before the IRS. Ask us for details about this level of service.
NOTE: Additional fees may apply to implement Partial Payment Installment Agreement (PPIA), potential Penalty Abatement, Injured/Innocent Spouse Relief, Installment Agreement, Offer-in-Compromise (OIC) and/or having you listed as Currently Not Collectible (CNC) by the IRS.
LEVEL 2: Is a full service which comprises thorough investigation of all papers in view, filing a Power of Attorney so we can talk to the IRS on your behalf. This service helps to STOP any wage garnishment or levy against you, injured spouse and innocent spouse tax relief processes, filing installment agreement or Offer-in-Compromise (OIC), and/or “Currently Not-Collectible” (CNC) filing whichever is determined to be applicable in your case. Usually this covers IRS levies up to $50,000.
LEVEL 3: Full service detailed in Level 2 for levies $50,000 to $250,000.
LEVEL 4: Full service detailed in Level 2 for levies $250,000 to $750,000.
LEVEL 5: Full service detailed in Level 2 for levies $750,000 and above.
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What services does EMCOL offer?
- In-house IRS Audit Assistance
- Third Party Vendor Protection offered by Protection Plus
- Customized Hybrid IRS Audit Assistance
To obtain a permanent reduction in your tax debt, it’s not enough to show the IRS that you can’t pay your tax bill. You must also prove you’ve exhausted all of your financial resources and have little hope of raising money in the future.
Why am I being audited?
We often tell our clients here that the selection for an audit does not always suggest there’s a problem as IRS also indicates on their website. And, by the way, anyone may be selected for a routine audit or any other type of audit.
Note that the IRS uses several different methods:
Random selection and computer screening – sometimes returns are selected based solely on a statistical formula. We compare your tax return against “norms” for similar returns. We develop these “norms” from audits of a statistically valid random sample of returns, as part of the National Research Program the IRS conducts. The IRS uses this program to update return selection information.
Related examinations – we may select your returns when they involve issues or transactions with other taxpayers, such as business partners or investors, whose returns were selected for audit
Next, an experienced auditor reviews the return. They may accept it; or if the auditor notes something questionable, they will identify the items noted and forward the return for assignment to an examining group.
How far can the IRS go to audit my returns?
Generally the IRS can include your tax returns filed dating back 3 years. In some other cases, they can add more years but not beyond the last 6 years.
What are my rights?
According to IRS Publication 1, you are entitled to a respectful examination, appeal, collection, and refund processes.
- Right to professional and courteous treatment by IRS employees
- Right to privacy and confidentiality of all tax matters
- Right to know why the IRS is asking for all your information
- Right to know how the IRS intend to use your data
- Right to know what may happen if you fail to provide them the information
- Right to a fair representation
- Right to appeal disagreements, both within the IRS and before the courts.
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