Do You Need to Appeal Your IRS or Illinois Tax Audit?

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An IRS audit or one conducted by the State of Illinois can be a frightening experience, while the results can be devastating. If you were unprepared for an audit or failed to provide necessary information, the auditor may have made unjustified assumptions about your income and expenses. Even if you were prepared, the auditor may not have understood the information you provided. Mistaken conclusions drawn during a tax audit can result in crushing tax debt and harsh penalties.

You can appeal the result of your audit but you must act promptly. If you do not appeal, you can be subject to severe financial penalties, a tax lien, other methods of tax collection and even criminal prosecution.

Do not make your problems worse by waiting until it is too late to fix them. If you are unhappy with the result of a state or federal tax audit, contact the tax attorneys at Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. to discuss an appeal of the audit results. Call (708) 598-5999 or submit our online contact form today.

You Have the Right to Appeal a Tax Audit

Finding the appropriate remedy to your problem can be complex. If your audit was conducted by the State of Illinois, you may need to make use of the State of Illinois Administrative Hearing Appeals Process. Under some circumstances, you may need to initiate legal action in the Circuit Court of Cook County. If the IRS audited your tax filings, you may need to bring your appeal in Federal Tax Court or in the United States District Court.

An appeal can only succeed if you bring it in the right place at the right time and follow the right procedures. You need the advice and representation of an experienced tax attorney who can review your audit and formulate a strategy for appeal that maximizes your opportunity to obtain a favorable ruling. Issues that might be raised include:

  • The auditor relied upon erroneous facts
  • The auditor made unsupported assumptions
  • The auditor made incorrect computations
  • The auditor misapplied the law
  • Interest or penalties were inappropriately assessed

While every case is different, statistics show that most appeals from IRS audits result in a reduction of tax liability.

To learn whether you can reduce your taxes or penalties after a disappointing audit, contact the tax professionals at Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. to discuss an appeal of the audit results. Make an appointment by calling (708) 598-5999 or ask us a question using our convenient online form.

Experience You Can Count On

Our tax lawyers have the experience, knowledge and resourcefulness you need in your IRS or state tax appeal. Our attorneys include former revenue agents who prosecuted federal and state cases like yours for the IRS and the Illinois Attorney General. We have years of experience representing and defending tax clients in Illinois and federal courts. In many cases, tax negotiations conducted by our tax attorneys have ended tax levies and yielded substantial relief for our clients.

Many law firms advertise that their tax attorneys are seasoned professionals but few can provide the comprehensive experience that our lawyers can offer. We are sensitive to the concerns and plight of our clients and always pledge to do our best to resolve our clients’ problems. We can offer you:

  • A team of former IRS and State Enforcement Personnel
  • Attorneys and staff accountants with “CPA” experience
  • Free and confidential personal consultations
  • A convenient location in the Southwest Suburbs near many expressway exits
  • 20 years of dedicated service to our community
  • Our availability during evening hours and on weekends

Put a team of experienced professionals to work for you today. To make an appointment for your free consultation, call Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. at (708) 598-5999 or fill out our online contact form.

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