Receiving a notification that the IRS wants to audit your past tax returns can make even the most organized taxpayer panic. Facing a tax audit without the help of a skilled IRS audit attorney can be time-consuming, frustrating, and emotionally draining. In addition, going it alone could result in paying more than you actually owe.
Don’t fear the IRS! Save time, save money, and enjoy peace of mind with professional tax audit help.
Our Chicago tax attorneys have extensive experience defending IRS and Illinois tax audits. We know how to navigate your audit safely and get the lowest tax bill possible for you!
Why Choose an IRS Audit Attorney from Gordon Law Group?
Contact an audit lawyer online or call (312) 471-0126 to schedule your free consultation!
Do You Need a Tax Audit Attorney?
Although anyone undergoing an audit can benefit from hiring a tax audit attorney, some situations are more complex than others. Consider professional audit help if you have any of the following situations:
Did You Claim Tax Credits or Deductions?
If so, each of those items will need to be verified during the audit process. Additionally, we may find more credits and deductions that you could have claimed on your tax return, which helps lower your tax bill!
Do You Invest?
If you invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, cryptocurrency, or other investments, your audit could become complicated. Our team is experienced with each of these income types and the special rules associated with them.
Are You a Business Owner or Freelancer?
Self-employment income—whether you’re freelancing or running a business—comes with many tax benefits, but it can also raise the chances that you’ll owe money after an audit. It’s important to take advantage of every possible deduction and penalty abatement strategy!
Do You Have Disorganized Tax Records?
Having proper records is key for a strong audit defense. If you feel like you don’t even know where to begin, our attorneys will make it all crystal clear.
Are You Afraid a Tax Audit Could Lead to Criminal Tax Issues?
Then you definitely need a tax attorney on your side! Attorneys offer maximum legal protection through attorney-client privilege. Give Gordon Law Group a call now at (312) 471-0126 for a free consultation.
Audits Don’t Have to Be Painful
We know that when faced with an audit, you want to get it over with as soon as possible, with minimal disruption to your life and finances. The IRS tax audit lawyers at Gordon Law Group know how to do just that, having defended hundreds of audits of all scope and size: income tax audits, payroll audits, sales and use tax audits, and more. We serve individuals and businesses of all sizes.
Even if you’re missing receipts and records, we can help you defend your case, negotiate the elimination or reduction of penalties, and resolve the audit quickly. Along the way, our attorneys are here to answer every question and provide clear, reliable advice.
Complex tax issues? Your IRS tax audit attorney can help
Our team has extensive knowledge and experience in tax matters that other firms don’t practice or often overlook, such as offshore taxes and foreign disclosures, tax shelter investments, sales and use taxes, business transaction law, and cryptocurrency taxes.
Unlike other firms, we can defend your audit even through the thorniest tax issues.
We have years of experience defending individuals and businesses in a variety of tax audits, including:
- IRS audits
- Illinois audits
- Income tax audits
- Sales tax audits
- Business tax audits
- Offshore/FBAR audits
- Cryptocurrency audits
Secure Maximum Protection by Hiring a Tax Audit Attorney
An IRS audit lawyer offers attorney-client privilege, ensuring that what you say remains confidential—even if the audit escalates into a civil or criminal investigation. Other tax professionals, including Enrolled Agents and Certified Public Accountants, can’t offer this level of privilege.
We’ve seen countless cases where the statements of a taxpayer during an audit cause the matter to escalate. That’s why we guarantee that you’ll work with an experienced, highly qualified tax audit lawyer every step of the way, and minimize your contact with the audit examiner as much as possible. In many cases, we can guide you through the entire audit process without you ever having to speak to the auditor directly!
What Triggers an IRS Audit?
Here are some common red flags that can trigger an audit and cause difficulty during the process:
- You have a great deal of itemized deductions on your tax return — ones that are outside IRS audit parameters. We can insulate you from any potential liabilities.
- You’re in a business that receives cash from normal business operations.
- Your business expenses are high relative to your income.
- You’re claiming any rental expenses on your tax return.
- You have deficiencies in your taxes from a previous audit.
- You have complex tax transactions on your return that lack adequate information.
- You have deducted any losses from tax shelter investments on your return. This is a juicy tax audit subject, and we can help in the defense of your case.
- You have deducted a complex set of business or investment expenses on your tax return. We have experience in transaction law and its associated effects.
- Someone has given information to the IRS (such as an angry ex-spouse or business partner). We will contradict their statement where it’s necessary.
As you can see, there are many circumstances that can potentially trigger an IRS audit. If you are the subject of an audit, you will receive a letter in the mail. Note that the IRS will not contact you to initiate an audit via telephone, text message, or email correspondence.
You can relax once you hire us as your IRS audit lawyer to defend you. Gordon Law Group has the experience and proven history of success that you need, and we can help you come out with your money and assets intact.