Audits Office and Field

Once we are retained, have all of your documentation and a power of attorney is signed by you, the following steps are what we usually anticipate. We oftentimes change the appointment date or the location of the audit so that it is convenient for you and attorney preparation. Then we prepare for the audit. This will involve an analysis of all of your documentation and extensive interaction between yourself and the law firm on all unclear matters. For the presentation at the audit, we usually prepare a schedule of supporting exhibits and documents which include receipts and canceled checks and so on. If for some reason you wish to have a different tax auditor, a new one can be demanded. Then we meet with the IRS. During the audit we will assert your rights-described below, while at the same time properly responding to all appropriate questions. During the course of an audit many questions will be raised by the auditor. How those questions are answered may make a huge difference in the amount, if any, that you will have to pay. Information is never volunteered, without careful pre-consideration. If the question involves a sensitive matter, we have the right to postpone the answer until there is an attorney-client consultation. One of the things that we always do is to determine which areas the auditor is willing to accept a differing viewpoint and see what benefit can be obtained for you.

Your rights that we assert on your behalf are as follows:

A.Your right to Representation/Power-of-Attorney Requirements
B. Your right to Confidentiality Privileges-Accountant/Client Privilege
C. Notification of Appeal Rights
D. Innocent Spouse Relief rights
E. Interest and Penalty Abatement
F. Consideration of Collectability
G. Early Referrals to Appeals
H. Separate Notices for Joint Filers
I. The right to receive any Employee Contact Information
J. Confidentiality of Your Information/Privacy
K. Unauthorized Access (UNAX) Requirements
L. Your advance notification and other rights concerning Third Party Contacts made by the IRS

In addition to protecting your rights and limiting the scope of the audit, tax practitioners like Attorney Michael Ablan seek to resolve unclear technical and procedural matters so that the interpretation favors client. There are many resources available to obtain a favorable interpretation.

If you or you business have been contacted by the IRS and if you are looking for a tax lawyer to compromise, negotiate, or effectively deal with the IRS, or if you or your business is in need of tax litigation, or tax defense, we, the Michael Ablan Law Firm can help you. With an experienced and aggressive yet honest, trustworthy and friendly legal team consisting of a lawyer with 35 years of experience, specialized paralegals, and a tax accountant, the Michael Ablan Law Firm in La Crosse, WI can help you. We also have offices in La Crescent, Minnesota and Hayward, Wisconsin. Contact us for a free consultation. Our expert legal services are available to you anywhere in the State of Wisconsin including but not limited to the counties of La Crosse, Trempealeau, Monroe, Crawford, Vernon, Grant, Jackson or any other county in Wisconsin or in the state of Minnesota, including all counties surrounding La Crescent, MN, such as Houston and Winona and any other county.

IRS CIRCULAR 230 DISCLOSURE: To ensure compliance with requirements imposed by the IRS, we inform you that, unless expressly stated otherwise, if any U.S. federal tax advice contained in this communication, (including any attachments) is not intended or written to be relied upon or used, and cannot be relied upon or used, for the purpose of (i) avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or (ii) promoting, marketing or recommending to another party any transaction of matter addressed herein.