IRS & State Tax Audit

Are You Facing an IRS or State Tax Audit in Chicagoland?

IRS & State Tax Audit Appeal

It is normal to feel concerned if you have been notified that you or your business is the subject of an IRS or state tax audit by a governmental taxing authority. You know the tax auditor does not have your best interests at heart. It is up to you to hire someone who does.

If you are facing an IRS or state tax audit, an experienced tax attorney at Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. can guide you through the audit process. Call (708) 598-5999 now to schedule a free, confidential consultation. You can also use our online contact form to submit questions about the services we provide.

Many Government Auditors are Law Enforcement Officials

Revenue agents who conduct audits are trained to interview taxpayers and business employees in a way that maximizes the information they receive. They encourage people to talk. Taxpayers too often volunteer unnecessary information or give confusing or contradictory answers during interviews. That is one reason you should have an attorney interact with the agent on your behalf. In addition, when a revenue agent suspects that fraud has occurred, the audit will probably be reassigned to a special agent for commencement of a criminal investigation. A special agent is a law enforcement officer.

When talking to any tax auditor, it is wise to remember that “anything you say can and will be used against you.” A seemingly harmless comment can come back to haunt you. The same is true of your business employees. No employee should speak to a tax auditor until that employee has been prepared for the interview by a tax attorney representing the business. To avoid misunderstandings caused by saying the wrong thing, never talk to a federal or state tax agent or auditor, and do not allow your employees to do so, until you have been advised by a tax attorney.

The consequences of a tax audit can be disastrous if you are not prepared.
Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. offers audit representation designed to protect you from any problems a governmental auditor may discover when examining your business and financial affairs.

Work with an Experienced Tax Attorney

Why worry needlessly? If you or your business are the target of an IRS or state tax audit, you should have a qualified and experienced tax attorney working with you to examine your records and guide you throughout the audit.

Do not try to deal with your tax matters alone. Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. has helped numerous clients resolve a variety of tax issues investigated by auditors, including:

  • Non-Filing Tax Returns
  • Tax Evasion
  • Money Laundering
  • Tax Fraud
  • Making False or Fraudulent Claims

Your tax audit could lead to the IRS or state tax authority imposing substantial penalties and using aggressive collection tactics including a tax lien on your property or a tax levy on your bank accounts or other assets. It could also trigger a criminal prosecution. Your best chance to obtain a favorable result is to prepare for the audit with the assistance of an experienced tax attorney.

Instead of looking online for solutions to your tax problems, call Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. at (708) 598-5999 or complete our online contact form to schedule a free confidential consultation with a Tax Professional. Our offices are conveniently located in Hickory Hills and Berwyn.

How is Our Firm Different?

For more than 20 years, Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. has been assisting individuals and businesses with sensitive IRS and state tax audits. Our firm takes a team approach to tax audits, matching you with the professionals you need. Our staff includes attorneys and accountants who have CPA experience as well as former IRS and state enforcement personnel who understand how government auditors think.

We want the best outcome for our clients and are committed to providing outstanding client service, which includes offering:

  • Reasonable rates
  • Payment plans
  • Two convenient and accessible locations in the southwest suburbs near many expressway exits
  • Flexible evening and weekend hours

In addition to tax-related matters, Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. can assist you with:

  • Bankruptcy
  • DUI and other traffic violations
  • Criminal cases
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Medical Malpractice

Facing the unknown is a frightening proposition, especially when your financial and business affairs are at stake. Thomas W. Lynch & Associates, P.C. can help. Call (708) 598-5999, or use our online contact form to make an appointment as soon as you are contacted by federal or Illinois tax authorities.