How Do You Know if the IRS is Auditing You? 

If the IRS is auditing you, you will be notified directly by mail, so if you receive an email, it is likely a scam. If you do receive a notification from the IRS, do not let the tax auditors scare you. For over a decade, our team at Ayar Law has been representing taxpayers before the IRS, Federal, and State of Michigan courts. Tax Law is all we do, and we know how things work at the IRS. If you are facing an audit or a  high-stakes tax issue, we can help you protect your property and freedom from unreasonable IRS and state tax collections.  

Types of Notices and Forms that an Audited Taxpayer May Receive 

The types of notices and forms you receive in the mail from the IRS will depend on the issue(s) with your tax return. Here are some of the more common examples:  

  • Notice of Audit and Examination Scheduled: This is the most common IRS audit letter sent to taxpayers, and it can range in length from one page to several pages, depending on what the IRS is requesting. It informs you of the audit and specifies the items on your tax return subject to review. It will also specify which records the IRS needs you to provide. You will likely be required to submit this information by a specified deadline.  
  • IRS General 30-Day Letter: This will be sent to you following the completion of your audit and will outline the proposed adjustments to your tax return. Accompanying this form will be the Proposed Changes/Adjustments, which will detail the auditor’s findings. If you agree with the auditor’s results, you can sign the accompanying Request for Consideration of Additional Findings document. If you disagree, you have 15 days to lodge a protest or appeal your audit with the tax office that completed the audit.  
  • Notice of Deficiency, also called a 90-Day Letter: If you receive this letter, you have unpaid taxes. The letter will detail the years in which taxes are still owed. Within 90 days, you must either pay the amount indicated or file a petition with the tax court. 

Facing an audit is stressful for taxpayers. For this reason, we suggest that you consult with an experienced IRS audit lawyer as soon as possible, so you understand your rights and maximize your chances at a successful outcome.  

We Offer Free, Zero-Obligation Case Reviews 

If you want to learn more about how to handle an IRS audit, call Ayar Law today to arrange a zero-cost consultation. A savvy tax lawyer from our team can aggressively negotiate settlements for you, has a deep knowledge of the law and tax agency’s inner workings, and safeguards your rights as a citizen. We believe you should never face your tax problems alone.