Tax Audit Representation

Raines & Fischer Tax Audit Representation

Being informed that you will be audited is never a pleasant experience. With numerous audits under our belt – for both individuals and businesses – Raines & Fischer will work on your behalf to make the process as stress-free and successful as possible.

Over the years, we have had a breadth of experience dealing with many different tax compliance agencies. Whether it be the IRS, state tax agencies, or sales tax and workers' compensation boards, we know how the auditors operate and know how to make the audit process go as smoothly as possible. Although we cannot guarantee a positive result in an audit situation, we have had a high record of success over the years in representing clients during tax audits.

Our experience, meticulous attention to detail, and knowledge of tax law can add valuable credibility to your case.

We always adhere to the motto that “preparation is key” when it comes to tax audits, and we show up to every tax audit organized and prepared. This preparation allows us to better predict any issues that may come up and leads to increased credibility with the tax auditors.

We can represent you, your estate, and your business in audits of every kind, including complex state residency and estate tax audits.

Preparing estate tax returns is often a very complex undertaking. Equally complicated is understanding and adhering to state residency requirements in determining if and what tax you might owe to any states where you reside or work for any part of the year. Both of these situations can trigger an audit. At Raines & Fischer, we are especially qualified to handle these audits and will work on your behalf to arrive at the best possible outcome.

Raines & Fischer can assist you with any of these audits:

IRS Audits

  • Personal income tax audits
  • Business income tax audits
  • Estate tax audits

State Tax Authority Audits (all states and DC)

  • Personal state & local income tax audits
  • State residency tax audits
  • Business income tax audits
  • State estate income tax audits

Sales Tax and Workers’ Compensation Audits (all states and DC)

  • State and local sales tax audits
  • Workers’ compensation audits

Tax Audit Services include:

  • Detailed review of client documents to identify potential “trouble spots”
  • Serving as an intermediary between you and the auditor to ensure all audit communication is made with professional thoughtfulness and contemplation
  • Using our decades of experience to know how to best represent our clients in front of any potential government auditor
  • Negotiation with auditors or their supervisors to minimize additional taxes and penalties caused by audit findings