An audit is a review or examination of a taxpayer’s tax return to ensure information is reported correctly according to the tax laws and to verify the reported amount of tax paid is correct.
There are three types of audits: correspondence, field, and office. A correspondence audit is the most common audit and handled through the mail with IRS letters. A field audit is a face to face audit where an IRS representative will meet with the taxpayer at the taxpayer’s home or business. An office audit is a face to face audit where an IRS representative will meet the taxpayer at an IRS office.
As enrolled agents, we are licensed to represent taxpayers in front of the IRS. When a taxpayer is audited, we are able to work on behalf of the taxpayer with the IRS or state authorities to resolve all three types of audits.