What is a tax audit?

The Internal Revenue Service and/or your State Department of Taxation can choose to review your income tax return for accuracy if it believes a part, or all of your tax return, is incorrect. This process is generally referred to as a tax audit. 

Although many people fear the audit process, it does not necessarily mean you have broken any tax laws. It also does not mean your return is incorrect. It may mean you need audit representation from a Tax Representation Firm with experience managing the IRS, State & City authorities.

Many times, an individual that is subject to an audit immediately assumes that they will need an attorney. This is not always the case – in fact, many times an Enrolled Agent is a great choice for an audit representation.

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How can an Enrolled Agent help you?

Enrolled Agents (EAs) are the only federally-licensed tax practitioners specializing in taxation and with unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

Definition of an Enrolled Agent

“Enrolled” means to be licensed to practice by the federal government, and “Agent” means authorized to appear in the place of the taxpayer before the IRS. Only enrolled agents, attorneys, and CPAs have unlimited rights to represent taxpayers before the IRS.

How can an Enrolled Agent help?

Enrolled agents advise, represent, and prepare tax returns for individuals, businesses and any entities with tax-reporting requirements. The expertise of enrolled agents in the ever-changing field of taxation enables them to effectively represent taxpayers at all administrative levels within the IRS.

What sets Enrolled Agents apart?

Before being given unlimited representation rights before the IRS, an Enrolled Agent must demonstrate the IRS their expertise in all areas of taxation, representation and ethics. While attorneys and CPAs are state-licensed, and may or may not choose to specialize in taxes, all enrolled agents specialize in taxation.