Jackson Hewitt notes that many audits can be handled quickly and easily with the taxpayer providing some additional information. The most important thing to do after receiving an audit notice from the IRS is to acknowledge it and respond promptly.
“Even if you did the tax return yourself, contact a tax professional before sending information or additional money to the IRS,” Steber cautioned. “The IRS does not necessarily have all the information they need, so there may be an error in the amount they state you owe. Your preparer can help determine what to do and locate the information needed to respond.”
Additional information on audits and guidance on what to do when being audited is available in the IRS Audits section of JacksonHewitt.com.
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