If you are the one who does not hold complete confidence in the results provided by IRS, then you have to understand that various appeals are present for your help. It is your responsibility to know your rights as a taxpayer if you are dealing with Internal Revenue System for a tax audit. These days, as the face to face interaction with the IRS Agents is not possible, you can take help of a letter or an E-mail to explain why you have filed an appeal and with the letter you can also attach the documents that can support your stand.
The very first thing that you have to be aware of is that avoiding the IRS audit is a possible option. If during the past two years, you have been audited by IRS for similar tax items, you can move ahead with an appeal that challenges why your tax return has been particularly selected for that item. If you file an appeal, IRS will be required to suspend your audit, consider your file for a reexamination or redetermination or finally close out your tax matter completely.
There are certain conditions that can lead to the postponement of the necessary audit examination by the IRS and you as a taxpayer have to be aware of those. Some of these conditions are that your tax return has been audited by the IRS in the past one or two years, no significant changes have been made to your tax return when it was audited last time and the tax identification items are the same that were audited last time. If any taxpayer meets any of these three primary conditions, then one has complete rights to notify Internal Revenue System and inform them or ask them to stop proceeding with the audit formalities.
One more thing that you have to understand is that there are various kinds of audits present and that the IRS audit is handled with utmost strictness via mail. One type of tax audit is the office audit and in this the tax payer is required to visit the office of IRS to meet the IRS auditor. Another kind of auditing is the field audit and in this the auditors would come at the tax payer’s place to conduct auditing. You have to keep in mind that you have more than enough rights to get an audit either avoided or stopped. You can seek the assistance of a lawyer or an accountant to represent yourself at the time of audit. You also need to know that you have various appeal rights like tax liens and tax levies that you can make use of to stay away from the hardships that an audit would bring.
The most important step that can keep audit away is to get the audit converted into a correspondence one by contacting IRS upon receiving the audit notice. It is very much possible to get these taxes settled well in advance from the audit, if you take timely and constructive actions.