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Tax Audits and Examinations

Receiving a notice of an Internal Revenue Service, Colorado Department of Revenue, or other state or local taxing authority audit can be intimidating, even if you are unsure of why you are being audited in the first place, or know/believe that you have done nothing wrong.

The tax audit is your opportunity to convince the Internal Revenue Service, Colorado Department of Revenue, or other state or local taxing authority that your tax return is correct. The repercussions of mistakes made during the audit can be catastrophic, can damage your chance of success, and may leave no other option than to litigate.

If you are facing an audit by the Internal Revenue Service, Colorado Department of Revenue, or other state or local taxing authority, you have the right to be represented. Regardless of the circumstances of your audit, your greatest chances of closing the audit quickly and with the least brain damage/best result is to hire an experienced tax attorney to represent you. Doing so can save you headaches, time, and money.

Our skilled attorneys are familiar and experienced in the audit process. An experienced attorney at the Politte Law Offices can represent you in the audit. Our attorneys can explain the audit process to you and will research and review your case to determine what the IRS is after and evaluate any issues and your chances of success, and protect your interests to the fullest extent of the law.

From the first IRS contact through the audit conclusion, we will be there to guide you and advise you. We will coordinate responses to Information Document Requests (IDRs) from the IRS. We will assist you in gathering, assembling, and presenting the necessary documentation requested to the examiner. We will handle all communication with the IRS. We know what to present to and say to the examiner to minimize your exposure and protect your interests from a financial and legal standpoint.

If you are being audited, it is highly recommended you consult with a tax attorney or tax professional.  Doing so can save you money and limit your exposure.

Contact the Politte Law Offices to speak with a Denver tax attorney and schedule a consultation.

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