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Apr 25, 2018

How to survive audit when I cheated on a return being audited

How can you even sleep at night if you know that you cheated on a tax return and it is now under audit? That is one of the most stressful experiences that a person may ever face in their life. It is one of those moments when you really wish you had not done what you already have done. It will make you feel about two feet tall as you are trying to keep it together to get through the auditing process.

Speaking of that, how are you supposed to go through that process if you know that you have cheated on at least one of the returns that the IRS is taking a look at? Well, that can be rather difficult and scary as well.

The fact of the matter is that the public does not know what causes the IRS to target specific returns for audit. It is known that there is a scoring system used by the IRS based on previous experiences that they have had with similar types of returns. However, the public simply does not know what that scoring system is or why it is that the IRS is coming after them. Rumors abound, but nothing is really known for sure.

When you are facing an audit on a return that you know you have cheated on you might as well get yourself a tax attorney and remain silent on your own behalf. It is literally one of the lines of your Miranda Rights that anything you say can and will be used against you. That is particularly true when the subject matter is dealing with the IRS. They are relentless in their pursuit of tax cheats. If you think that you might have even stuck a toe out of line when dealing with them, it is best to remain silent and allow your attorney to handle these matters. At least you know that the attorney knows what he or she is dealing with here.

You should try to get all of your tax records together as best as you can. An organized system is so much more useful than a disorganized one when you get to the point where you need to produce returns and documentation of the statements that you are standing by. You don’t have much of a choice but to show your work when it comes to the IRS.

Always try to follow what your tax attorney is advising you to do. They are going to continue to be your biggest advocate throughout the whole process. They have already seen cases that are very similar to your own. They have some idea as to what kind of arguments and defenses may work. You will benefit from their level of experience, and that is why they are so important to have working by your side. If you are nervous about this kind of thing, then it is always a good idea to have an attorney who knows what he or she is doing to step you through it all.

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