Tax Dictionary – IRS Revenue Agent

IRS Definition

A revenue agent is expected to use the full extent of the authority allowed by the Internal Revenue Code to obtain the information necessary for an effective examination, make an appropriate determination, and conclude the examination in a timely manner.

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An IRS revenue agent is a person who normally audits more complicated tax returns, like complex individual returns or returns for large corporations. If your audit letter is signed by a revenue agent, the audit is likely to be complex and will cover multiple issues.

Many taxpayers want the help of a licensed tax professional to represent them in this type of audit. The audit will probably take place at your place of business or your tax professional’s office.

Learn how to handle an IRS audit.

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