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Orange County Tax Audit Representation Lawyer

Tax Audit Representation – No one I’ve ever met has admitted out loud their desire to undergo a tax audit. Obviously, the first line of defense is to avoid a tax audit altogether, but if you are facing an upcoming audit, it is not so bad when you know that everything is in order and you have a skilled representative with experience and credibility.

A significant portion of the stress associated with any form of tax audit is the unpredictability of the process and difficult to interpret what the auditor thinks they are uncovering.

“What did I do?”   “What did I miss?”   “Was I too aggressive with deductions and expenses?”   “Did I overlook some income?”   “I’m anxious, and frankly…, frightened.”

As your legal representative, Paul W. Raymond can handle all communications with the taxing agency –State or IRS– on your behalf. When you hire a tax attorney to represent you for a tax audit, it becomes your attorney’s job to understand and respond to the questions posed by a tax agency auditor in advance. Because we speak the same language as the tax agencies, we are able to unravel and interpret their complex regulations and requests so that you understand and can address the issues. When you have a tax attorney at your side, you’re more able to calmly and effectively get through these uncertain times.

The IRS, in particular, has become more and more aggressive in the number and thoroughness of their tax audits.  If you have been notified by the IRS or a State of California tax agency that your tax return has been selected for review, it is very important that you do not disregard these notices.  Ignoring these notices will likely have serious consequences, including loosing any right to appeal and other legal rights.  Getting professional legal help is important to protect your rights and achieving the best possible result.

Tax Audits are NOT Best Handled by Taxpayers as Do It Yourself (DIY)

Many taxpayers foolish decide to handle a tax audit themselves. They end up saving a legal representation FEE, but often end up getting a far LARGER bill for a Tax Shortfall than a tax attorney could manage to obtain if the taxpayers legal counsel and chief spokes person.

Most taxpayers have no idea what they are required to share and what they have the legal obligation to share. Unfortunately for taxpayers –without the benefit of sitting down weekly for audits– the State and IRS auditors very good and very well schooled in how to extract more information from you than you need ever divulge. It is just like sitting down with a police detective without legal representation. You are very likely to make your situation worse to where your legal representation fee would be a fraction of the tax deficiency you end up owing (PLUS penalties and Interest) when you attempt do do something you are not skilled at doing. Most taxpayers are ignorant of their rights, and as a result, they pay the price.

Rarely do my clients ever need to talk with the IRS or State Tax Auditors

You might be relieved to learn that it is rare that my clients ever have to talk speak to a State or an IRS auditor. It often is the case that I am able to handle the audit for you. You need not even take off a day from work or running your business to face the intimidation and anxiety that most clients avoid when I stand in for them. All you need to do is turn over the ‘notification of an audit’ to my office and we can either help you prepare for the audit, or help me prepare for the audit as your legal representative.

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Call me, or Email me to schedule a Confidential Free Consultation

If you’ve received an audit notice from the State of California or the IRS, please call me (949) 891-0305, or fill out the form ‘peeking up; from the lower right of your screen where you can reach out to schedule a no cost consultation with me, Paul W. Raymond, a 30+ year experienced tax attorney ready to talk through your tax problem in strict confidence to see if I am a good fit to help you.

Meet Paul Raymond

Meet Paul Raymond

Mr. Raymond is a sought after speaker in tax controversy law by many attorney, accountant, and business groups and at the request of the Internal Revenue Service, has presented programs at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum, attended by tax professionals throughout the United States.

Additionally, he continues to be an active member in the Section of Taxation, American Bar Association, where he was the Past Chair of the Employment Taxes Committee.

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