Is the IRS creating these handbooks because they are turning up the heat on these industries
Corte Madera, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
In 2011, the IRS released ten new Audit Techniques Guides (ATG) that give auditors more information about the tax and accounting techniques of specific industries. Four of those guides are for industries common to the San Francisco Bay Area. Architects and landscape architects, attorneys, business consultants and the wine industry had new ATGs released on IRS.gov last year. ProActive Tax Solutions, a Bay Area tax audit company in Marin and San Francisco thinks these industries might experience more scrutiny in 2012, and offers professional tax audit advice and representation to companies under audit throughout the Bay Area.
“Is the IRS creating these handbooks because they are turning up the heat on these industries?” asks Georgia Rogers, President of ProActive Tax Solutions. “They won’t admit it, but it seems reasonable to assume that the IRS sees the opportunity to recover lost revenue in these areas. For business owners facing a greater chance of an audit, or who’ve already received an audit letter, representation is their best defense.”
The recent ATGs join dozens of previous guides that focus on various industries and special tax situations. They highlight the increased attention the IRS is giving to enforcement, evidenced by an 18% increase in revenue from enforcement during fiscal year 2010 reported by the Treasury.
“Since Washington can’t seem to agree about raising or lowering taxes, the only option available to plug the budget holes is enforcement. Business owners need to be ready,” says Rogers.
“ProActive Tax Solutions specializes in low-cost tax audit representation packages for professionals. We understand the law and ensure that the client receives fair treatment from the IRS.”
For more information about Bay Area tax audit advice, which can include assistance with gathering records and documentation, contact ProActive Tax Solutions. (415) 413-3473 or http://www.proactivetaxsolutions.com. ProActive Tax Solutions has offices in Marin and San Francisco for your convenience.
About ProActive Tax Solutions
Bay Area tax preparation company, ProActive Tax Solutions has a team with over 25 years of combined experience offering tax services. Licensed by the IRS, President Georgia Rogers can represent clients during a IRS audit and provide representation before the FTB, SBE, and EDD. Her experience gives her the background and confidence to present the taxpayer’s case and avoid auditor intimidation. ProActive Tax Solutions understands the income tax returns of small businesses, partnerships, LLCs, Corporations, Trusts and individuals with rental property or investment sales, as well as the laws applying to each type of tax return.