IRS Audit Representation

IRS Audit Representation

An IRS audit representation is considered to be the process of having a CPA or a tax professional represent you on your behalf when the IRS sends a notice of a tax audit. When you receive a notice of a tax audit from the IRS, the taxpayer is allowed to obtain some type of professional representation. The CPA or tax professional will need to have the permission to practice before the IRS with the requirement of certain credentials. An IRS audit representative will help you to develop a plan to defend against the IRS claims of an audit. A CPA or tax professional will help gather all of the documents that are requested and will handle any correspondence on behalf of the taxpayer.


There are benefits of having a tax professional represent you in the case of an IRS tax audit which could include handling all of the correspondences for your audit, coming up with a strategy to help you to get through the tax audit with owing as little of a tax liability as possible, save you time so that you can continue to run your business or spending time with your family, limit the amount of information that is being provided to the IRS auditor, which can lower your risk for further liability and finally if a tax professional needs to they can appeal an auditors decision. Contact a local CPA or tax professional provider to find out how they can help with an IRS audit.