First: Don’t Panic
Audits can happen to any taxpayer. Should the IRS send you a tax audit letter, bring it to us. We can help, whether it’s simply submitting missing tax documents or representing you in front of an IRS examiner.95
IRS Tax Audit Assistance
Audit Assistance is a complimentary part of the H&R Block Guarantee. We'll help you understand the position taken by the IRS or other taxing authority and assist you in preparing an audit response. (We’ll help if we didn’t prepare your return, just call your local office for a fee schedule.)
We'll help with your IRS tax audit by:
- Reviewing the tax authority notice or inquiry and explain what it means
- Researching issues involved
- Assisting you in assembling documents and records for the tax audit
- Reviewing the tax audit findings and explaining them to you
- Explaining the appeal process and other options available to you in the event you disagree with the tax authority's findings
Tax Audit Representation
For an added fee, one of our highly trained Enrolled Agents will represent you and communicate with the taxing authority on your behalf in an audit proceeding.
Enrolled Agents are Tax Professionals who have demonstrated special competence in tax matters and can represent taxpayers before the IRS (qualified through the procedure outlined in IRS Circular 230).
IRS Tax Audit Representation includes all services from Audit Assistance, plus:
- Communicating directly with the tax authority on your behalf
- Answering questions for the taxing authority about the preparation of your tax return
- Acting on and asserting arguments on your behalf
- Challenging the tax authority's position, if necessary
- Following up regarding any outstanding issues or further documentation that has been requested
- Researching any issues that may come up during the IRS tax audit
- Meeting again with the tax authority to resolve any further issues
- Negotiating and settling claims with the tax authority
- Assisting with the appeals process
Did You Purchase our Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan?
Audit Representation is included with the purchase of Peace of Mind. If you did not purchase Peace of Mind you can still get audit representation Audit Representation, fees start as low as $250.