Handling IRS Audits and Appeals
Handling an IRS audit, especially one where there are mistakes and/or omissions on the returns, requires a tremendous amount of skill and experience. Audit representation is more than simply providing the requested documents to the IRS revenue agent. Generally, allowing your CPA or tax return preparer this task is not in your best interest as his or her experience in audits is infrequent and no attorney-client privilege exists. Lastly, he or she may feel compelled to protect his or her work which leaves the client in a very difficult situation.
Knowing the IRS "playbook" before an audit begins is a critical component to a successful outcome. Robert Leonard represents clients with the criteria needed for a successful resolution: equips clients with the makings of a successful case: careful review of all the pertinent documents; understanding all of the available defenses; ability to persuade and negotiate for the very best result; commitment to resolving the problem, and great instinct and decision making at each important step along the process.
At the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard in Woodland Hills, California, tax lawyer Robert Leonard uses his tax and CPA expertise and specialized knowledge for your benefit. Timeliness is an important consideration in dealing with your tax matters. I am an aggressive, results-oriented tax attorney who will lead the way and protect you throughout the confusing, complex and often stressful process of resolving your tax problem.
If you have been selected for an IRS audit or have been unable to resolve the audit with the revenue agent and need assistance in resolving the matter, call Robert T. Leonard directly at the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard at 818-224-7935 or toll free at 888-408-9486, or fill out the online form on this website for a free, confidential, initial case consultation.
Working with an attorney protects the information that you share under the attorney-client privilege. The information that you divulge to an employee working at a "tax mill," enrolled agent or even an accountant is not protected and therefore can be transmitted to the tax authorities and used against you.
My experience in dealing with revenue agents means that you won't have to be interviewed. The interview process can be the most sensitive part of the audit investigation and my representation will ensure that you will not have to be interviewed.
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If you have received an IRS or FTB notice of audit, or the audit examination with the revenue agent has not proceeded to your satisfaction call Robert T. Leonard directly at the Law Offices of Robert T. Leonard at 818-224-7935 or toll free at 888-408-9486, or fill out the online form on this website for a free, confidential, initial case consultation. We will review your case and your options with their respective benefits and drawbacks, and any alternatives to the legal process that you may have. My office accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover as payment.