Florida Department of Revenue Audit Defense
Miami Tax Lawyer for Florida Tax Defense
At the Tomas Law Firm we know how important it is to you and your family that legal problems involving the Florida Department of Revenue are handled with extreme care. When a tax audit is pending, we urge you to get in touch with us at once. The repercussions of a legal problem with this specific tax authority can be extensive. They want their money and they want it now. If it is found that you owe more, or that you did not reveal the complete financial story when submitting your tax return, you can face very, very serious consequences.
The Florida Department of Revenue has the ability to freeze your bank accounts, get liens on your property and garnish your wages, as well as file criminal charges against you if it is believed that you were guilty of tax law violations. A tax audit must be managed by a professional that has experience and the ability to deal with the various people in the agency and to try to make the process go as smoothly as possible, while protecting you and your family or your business.
Sales Taxes and an Audit Defense
If you have a business and have recently received a DR-840 form from the Florida Dept. of Revenue, it indicates that this authority is planning to audit your books and records to find out if you have paid your required sales tax. These audits can go back 3 years or even more, and every sale, business expense deduction and other matters regarding the management of your money will be scrutinized by the sales tax auditor. This is a nerve-wracking situation, even for company owners who have a bookkeeper and have all of their documentation carefully preserved and in place. Unfortunately, not all company owners have kept well-organized records, and sorting out sales tax problems with the State of Florida can be a nightmare. You need help to get your situation under control before meeting with the tax auditor, and we can help.
Tax auditors are looking for specifics that are "red flags" that could indicate that you did not pay enough or that you are out of compliance with state tax law. It is not very likely they will want to audit you if they believe you overpaid. They are looking for information that you failed to pay the amount you should have, or that you claimed deductions without having supporting documentation, or many other issues that can be a real problem for you, your family or your business.
Audited by the Florida Department of Revenue: Issues of Concern
The Florida Department of Revenue audits taxpayers under certain circumstances, and for specific reasons. The purpose is usually to enforce the Florida tax laws. They also want to deter cases of tax evasion, promote the idea of "voluntary compliance" and they are urged to assist taxpayers in getting educated on properly paying their taxes. Some tax returns are "flagged" and lead to an audit. The state works with the IRS and can get information from that source that leads to an audit. They may have chosen you or your business purely randomly, and you could have been selected by a computer program, and you have no red flags.
You will still be required to go over every deduction and prove that your tax returns were accurate. We can help you with any of these issues, and have a great deal of experience in working with the Florida Department of Revenue and defending our clients in a tax audit. Ensure you keep 3 years of records as you can be required to submit that much paperwork. If you feel your audit led to an incorrect outcome, we can assist with tax controversy, whether on property tax, sales tax, income tax or other Florida taxation matter.
Contact our firm today for assistance in defending against the Florida Department of Revenue in a tax audit.
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