Have you received an IRS audit notice? Or do you have reason to believe that you may be selected for an audit? If so, you may want to learn how an experienced tax attorney would approach your situation. In this short video San Diego tax attorney William Hartsock will give you some insight into how a successful tax law firm approaches IRS audit defense. For more information about IRS audits, please visit: http://thetaxlawyer.com/irs-audit I understand the tax laws. I understand the procedures you have to go through with the IRS and the tax court. I'm very familiar with that. What I'll do is in order to prepare for the audit, make sure we organize all your documents and put everything into a QuickBooks accounting program and make a good presentation to the IRS. This tax law firm has two different divisions. Our first division is our accounting and bookkeeping division. When you go through an audit I'll make sure everything is inputted into a QuickBooks type program, make sure that the receipts and all the supporting documentation is all put together so we can make it an excellent presentation to the IRS. In addition to the accounting and bookkeeping department, we also have the legal department and the legal department is there in order to argue your case. To show under the rights, under the internal revenue code, the regulations and the cases why you're entitled to the deductions and why additional income should not be reported, if that's the case. Those are the biggest benefits in order to having a tax attorney represent you as opposed to representing yourself. Another thing I generally like to do is I like to use your CPA, your tax preparer, or your enrolled agent, the person who prepared the tax return as your best witness. The witness that can come in and state you did everything right. You deducted the items that you were entitled to. You only took the correct income into account. I want to use them as a witness. You can't use those people as a witness if you have them representing you before the IRS because they then move from an impartial witness that can really help you to an argumentative advocate. An important thing in deciding who you want to represent you is in the event you're ever charged with a crime for any matter, you would always have an attorney come in and represent you because he's familiar with the case. He can negotiate all those type of things. That's what you want in a representation before the IRS on a tax audit. You need an advocate that can come in and argue your case. That's familiar with the tax law. Familiar with the procedures. Familiar with all those type of things.