Facing Tax Audits in Columbia?

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Tax audits can be daunting. Most taxpayers are not subjected to individualized scrutiny in the form of an audit from the IRS or the SCDOR. If you have received an audit notice, you may be wondering what to expect and what your first step should be.

Benefits of Working With Our Firm

Our attorney can help you:

  • Assess your unique situation
  • Handle communication with the auditor in your case
  • Prepare you for the interview with the auditor
  • Provide counsel for any other tax matters

In most cases you will never meet the auditor, as your attorney will handle all meetings and communications with the auditor. If you are worried about a state or federal tax audit on your personal or business tax return, contact our experienced Columbia tax attorney at McGough Law Firm, P.A. We have years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of tax law and can help you defend your rights and interests at this time.

What is a Tax Audit?

A tax audit is a formal examination of a taxpayer's tax return - whether by the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or the South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR). Many tax returns are selected for audit due to some apparent discrepancy or point of concern contained within the return. Others, however, are selected at random for review.

You will be notified of the audit in a letter from the tax agency examining you. It is important to verify the authenticity of the letter to ensure it was not sent by a scam artist seeking your personal information.

After confirming that the notice is valid, the auditor will request a meeting and documentation of the information reported on your return. If the audit was requested because of some apparent inconsistency within your tax return, you will be asked questions related to the discrepancy. It is important to be as prepared as possible prior to any meeting with an auditor.


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