Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
It’s estimated that nearly 16 million Americans will be sent an IRS Audit inquiry for the fiscal year ending 2013. CPAs and Tax Professionals across the country expect this number to increase as the IRS ramps up their budget for more aggressive auditing. Can a small business afford to face an IRS Audit? Do most Americans have the time or knowledge to face the IRS alone? What will be the outcome? How can citizens protect themselves? Joel Chamberlain, CPA and co-founder of Florida-based AuditProtection.com, spoke recently about what Americans can expect for this year's tax season as well as provided details on the company’s expansion of their Audit Protection program through a new affiliate network for CPAs and EAs.
What is Audit Protection?
“Audit Protection provides support in the case of an IRS Tax Audit. If a member gets an audit notice, our Protection Team steps in to support and/or defend their case. We do everything for our members, from correspondence with the IRS to paying for their unexpected financial responsibilities surrounding this unwanted audit.”
Why Do Individuals and Small Businesses Need Audit Protection?
“Most people are not tax experts, nor should they pretend to be. They don’t deal with the IRS on a daily basis. They don’t know how the system works or the best practices in the event of an audit. Audit Protection created a program that addresses these problems. These days, it’s not 'if' you will be audited -- it’s 'when'. With approximately 11% more Americans being audited this year than last, we offer a streamlined solution to our members.
“AuditProtection.com memberships truly provide peace of mind for individuals and small business owners. Our packages offer IRS Audit protection up to $40,000. Select packages also offer $1 Million in Identity Protection. Members are given free access to a Tax Hotline, which is available 24/7 to answer their general tax questions. We also provide valuable tax tips and strategies to our members monthly, so they remain knowledgeable and ahead of the curve on potential tax red flags.”
How does Audit Protection work?
“In the event of an IRS Audit, the member notifies Audit Protection. They provide their member number and a copy of the IRS notice they received. At this point the customer can decide to have the Audit Protection team take care of this notice or have their own tax professional (with the financial support of Audit Protection) resolve this notice on their behalf. We try to make it as easy as possible for our members. The majority of the process can be done through our website and we also offer a call support line for immediate responses.”
How does the new CPA affiliate program work?
"When a client is referred to Audit Protection by an active CPA or EA, they will receive a commission equal to a percentage of their client's monthly membership fee. In addition, if their client is is audited, we pay a portion of the referring accountant's fees and expenses associated with handling the audit. If you are not a CPA or have other obligations that prevent you from accepting the work, we have a dedicated team in place to care for each customer’s needs. Audit Protection has agents throughout the country — including Lawyers, Accountants and former IRS employees — on standby waiting to help your clients when the IRS comes knocking."
For more information on individual and small business IRS Audit Protection services, visit https://auditprotection.com/ or call at 1-888-751-7995.