The Miscalculated Income
After receiving an audit notice, our clients in this case discovered that they inadvertently committed an error in calculating the income they received and therefore under-reported a hundred thousand dollars on the income tax return being audited. Given the amount of taxes involved, our clients were facing serious risk of a criminal referral by the auditor or the imposition of substantial civil fraud penalties in addition to the tax liability and interest the clients knew they would owe.
The attorneys of Moskowitz LLP successfully assisted our clients in complying with the voluntary disclosure procedure to the Internal Revenue Service with regards to the error to minimize their criminal exposure after the audit had already been initiated. The attorneys of Moskowitz LLP were then able to convince the auditor not to make a criminal referral or even assess civil fraud penalties. Moskowitz LLP then worked out payment arrangements with the Internal Revenue Service so that our clients could pay back the additional tax liability within a reasonable time and without any enforced collection activity of any kind.
If you have received a notice of an income tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service or state tax agency, it may be imperative for you to consult with an experienced tax attorney immediately. Any information you provide to an auditor or examiner can and is often used to attempt to assess additional taxes, penalties, and interest. Do not ignore the problem. The failure to respond to an audit notice can lead to a summary assessment of substantial taxes, penalties, interest followed by the seizure of income and assets including wages, bank accounts, automobiles, and real property.
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