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Red Flag Tax Audit

How Do I Avoid A Tax Audit?

Although the percentage for individual returns which receive an IRS tax audit is very low, many taxpayers are concerned that they will be audited. Attorney Brian Loughrin would like you to know that there are ways to survive an IRS audit, should that occur. We want you to understand, however, the "red flag" areas that are most likely to cause unwanted IRS attention.

Red flag audit areas include:

  • Claiming large charitable deductions, as this area has been taken advantage of in some cases
  • The IRS can show interest in home office deductions. At times, people take improper amounts or do not factually meet the requirements for this deduction
  • The IRS has copies of your income information and failing to report all taxable income is a type of tax crime
  • Cash businesses are more prone to IRS scrutiny as it is felt they may not report all taxable income that is earned
  • Taking deductions which are out of proportion to the income that you make
  • Errors in math on your return are a common mistake that can lead to investigation by the IRS
  • Large business meal, travel, entertainment and auto use deductions
  • Not reporting an offshore or foreign bank account which can result in harsh penalties
  • Your prospects for an audit increase as your income goes up, especially if you have a large swing upward in the amount of money that you make

In order to reduce the chances of an IRS audit, or to prepare for one that you know is upcoming, your best chance for success lies with retaining an experienced Tampa IRS tax relief attorney.

Our Attorneys Can Help You With Red Flag Areas

The best way to avoid a red flag is for our office to work with you regarding the procedures to be used in accounting for your income and in the full preparation and filing of your returns. If you are to be audited, our office can represent you with the IRS, both in getting ready for the audit and throughout the process. You may not have to meet with or talk to the IRS at all!

To learn the red flags which can lead to an IRS audit and how to avoid them, contact a Tampa IRS tax relief lawyer today.

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    Brian T. Loughrin

    Tax Relief Lawyer

    Brian Loughrin is an experienced and knowledgeable tax attorney* who has represented clients for nearly 20+ years. His particular expertise in the area of IRS tax law coupled with his unique dedication to his clients' property rights have enabled him to secure successful results in numerous cases. His admission before the United States Tax Court (and US Supreme Court) allows him to see your tax matter thru to the highest levels as may be necessary. No matter the particular circumstances of your ...
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    Shelley

    Legal Assistant

    Shelley received her B.S. in Occupational Therapy from the University of Oklahoma and spent years working as an Occupational Therapist before completing her Master’s Degree in Health Administration also from the University of Oklahoma (Go Sooners!). She later worked as a Rehabilitation Director before transitioning to tax controversy. She is currently studying to become an Enrolled Agent so that she can more fully assist clients before the IRS. Shelley says transitioning from the medical field ...
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    Garrett

    Receptionist/Intake Specialist

    Garrett is a student at Hillsborough Community College where he is studying Accounting. Previously, he worked for an electronics manufacturer as a Quality Assurance Inspector and Auditor. He achieved several QA certifications before joining Tampa Tax Relief. Garrett’s prior experience provides him with the necessary skills to assist the legal team. Garrett’s hobbies include Esports, working out, hunting, and listening to music. Garrett@TampaTaxRelief.com
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