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San Antonio Enrolled Tax Agent for IRS Audits and Appeals

South Texas tax professional for IRS audit representation

Former IRS Agent Helping Resolve Tax Issues Related to IRS Examinations in South Texas

The thought of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) can be very frightening. Simply filing and paying your taxes can be difficult enough, and what may seem like minor mistakes or oversights can end up having serious consequences. The prospect of being investigated by IRS agents is likely to cause even more anxiety, since you may be unsure about what types of financial information you may be required to provide, and you will likely be worried about whether you will owe any money or be required to pay any penalties. Attempting to handle this process on your own can be a recipe for disaster, and making mistakes during an audit or providing the wrong information to the IRS could lead to severe penalties that could affect you financially for years to come.

Fortunately, you do not have to deal with the IRS on your own. E. Villanueva & Associates, Inc. is here to help, and we can provide you with invaluable guidance during an audit and work with you to reach a resolution that will meet your needs. Mr. Villanueva is a former IRS agent with more than 35 years of experience, and he assists people in South Texas with both IRS audits and state tax audits performed by the Texas Comptroller's office. Whether you are facing an audit of your individual taxes or your business, we can help you take the right steps to protect yourself from financial losses and other consequences, and we will work to ensure that you can avoid tax issues in the future.

What Happens During an IRS Audit?

Audits of a specific tax return will usually occur within two years after the return was filed. In most cases, an audit will be limited to tax returns filed within the previous three years, but if the IRS finds that there are substantial errors on one or more returns, it may review tax returns for the past six years. During an audit, the IRS may ask you to provide a variety of information, including:

  • Receipts and proof of expenditures - These items may be used to show that you made purchases that you claimed as deductions or business expenses. Plane tickets or other travel tickets may be provided and grouped with receipts for trips made for business purposes. You may also provide copies of bills you have paid, as well as canceled checks showing that payments were made.
  • Legal documents - A copy of a divorce settlement may be provided when addressing issues such as innocent spouse relief, and other family law judgments such as child custody orders may be used to show that you have the right to claim certain dependents. Other documents related to civil or criminal cases may also be pertinent to your tax returns.
  • Loan documents - You may be required to provide documentation of any loans you have received, including information about a financial institution or other lender, the amount borrowed, the terms of the loan, how the money was used, and end-of-year tax statements.
  • Logs, diaries, or journals - When traveling for business purposes, logs may show the miles traveled and other relevant information about a trip. Diaries or journals may also be able to document gambling wins or losses and activities and expenses related to a job search.
  • Medical records - Documents related to medical treatments, such as statements of medical expenses or information about an employer-provided health insurance policy, can be used to verify deductions for medical expenses.
  • Documents related to financial losses - If you have claimed losses due to property theft or damage, you may be required to submit information about insurance claims or police reports.

An audit may determine that you owe money to the IRS, and additional penalties may also apply in some cases. If you are unable to pay the amount owed, the IRS may take action to collect money, including through wage garnishment or liens.

Let Us Help!

If you have been notified that you are being audited, you will want to make sure you are represented by an experienced tax professional. The Tax Liability Consultants of San Antonio and South Texas can make sure you provide the right information during an audit, and we will make sure you take the best steps to avoid penalties and minimize your financial burden. To schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help with your case, contact us at 210-382-9015. We provide help to individuals and businesses throughout South Texas, including Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and the areas surrounding The Alamo City.

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