Speaking to an IRS Auditor without representation is like testifying in court against a trained prosecutor and hoping you'll be found 'not guilty'. It's a very bad idea!
Auditors are trained to solicit information from you without explaining how it will be used (against you).
Oftentimes, they request account statements and other documents that are far outside the scope of their audit authority.
They anticipate that you, like most taxpayers, are unfamiliar with IRS procedure, and are unaware of your right as a taxpayer to confidentiality.
Complying with auditors requests puts you at risk of the audit expanding into new areas of your return, or additional tax years.
IRS Auditors use the fear and anxiety you feel when you receive an Audit Notice in the mail to their advantage. As most taxpayers fail to challenge the IRS' position before it's too late.
If you've received an IRS audit notice, pick up your phone and CALL NOW to receive a FREE Consultation with a licensed Enrolled Agent (the highest federal tax credential awarded).