Skilled Counsel On Tax Audit Issues

An IRS audit can be extremely time-consuming, emotionally stressful and financially burdensome for a taxpayer. It is also an extremely invasive intrusion into one's life. IRS auditors have been known to bombard taxpayers with questions, extracting specific information that helps their case.

Hiring an experienced attorney can create a barrier, or buffer, between the IRS and the taxpayer, as the taxpayer does not need to be present during the audit appointment. Using this strategy, taxpayers cannot be put "on the spot" and forced to answer specific questions about difficult subjects.

Are you struggling to find ways to respond to an IRS audit? Are you considering an appeal of your IRS audit's findings?

From audit notice to outcome, the skilled IRS tax lawyer you can trust with your legal goals in the Washington, D.C., metro area is Glen Frost (Tax Attorney, CPA, CFP® and LLM in taxation), founder of Frost & Associates, LLC.

As a certified public accountant and forensic accountant, Glen Frost (Tax Attorney, CPA, CFP® and LLM in taxation) is well-versed in methods of reconstructing these expenses and presenting them to the auditor in a logical format. On many occasions, he has successfully resolved audits with limited records, or no records and receipts at all.

Mr. Frost represents Washington, D.C., metro area clients in collection, audit and appeals matters pending before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. He also represents clients in criminal and civil matters pending in the United States District Court and the United States Tax Court.

As an active certified public accountant, Mr. Frost has provided numerous other services, including forensic accounting services, reconstructing income, preparing back tax returns and assisting clients with compliance for the IRS's Voluntary Disclosure Program. Mr. Frost has also assisted clients with complying with FBAR reporting requirements.

Frost & Associates Offers Strategies And Solutions For IRS Tax Problems

The IRS selects federal income tax returns for special scrutiny using a variety of methods, including:

  • Computer scoring — some returns are selected for audit depending on an artificial score assigned by a computer. Computer programs give each return numeric "scores." The discriminant inventory function system (DIF) score rates the potential for change, based on past IRS experience with similar returns. The unreported income DIF (UIDIF) score rates the return for the potential of unreported income. IRS personnel screen the highest scoring returns, selecting many for audit and also identify items on the returns that are most likely to have potential for an adjustment.
  • Information matching — some returns are examined because payer forms, such as Form W-2 from employers or Form 1099, do not match the income reported on the tax return.
  • Participants in abusive tax avoidance transactions or foreign accounts — some returns are selected based on information obtained by the IRS through efforts to identify promoters and participants of abusive tax avoidance transactions.
  • Related examinations — returns may be selected for audit when they involve issues or transactions with other taxpayers such as business partners or investors, whose returns were selected for audit.

Area offices may identify returns for auditing in connection with local projects such as local compliance initiatives, return preparer projects or specific market segments. It is also not out of the ordinary for audits to be triggered by information received from informants.

Attorney Glen Frost (Tax Attorney, CPA, CFP® and LLM in taxation) offers free initial consultations and maximum availability to your questions and concerns throughout the legal process. Contact him at 202-618-1873 from wherever you are in the word. Based in the Washington, D.C. area, our firm assists clients globally.