How Do ERTC Professionals Help Resolve ERTC Audit Disputes?
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) aims to assist business owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, many fake ERTC professionals have given inaccurate information about the ERTC and filed fraudulent claims on behalf of their clients.
The IRS has attempted to resolve this problem by increasing the amount of ERTC audits it performs.
An audit notice can be alarming, even if you’re sure you’ve done nothing wrong. Thankfully, the attorneys at Dayes Law Firm can assist with ERTC disputes. Discover more about ERTC audits, what an attorney can do for your case, and how to choose a lawyer to help with Employee Retention Tax Credit disputes.
What Is an ERTC Audit?
An audit gives the IRS the opportunity to examine your ERTC claim and determine its accuracy. An IRS tax auditor will take a look at any documentation, speak to you about your business operations, and otherwise verify information related to your claim. If the auditor finds evidence of a fraudulent claim, you will need to return some or all of the credit.
The IRS will notify you of an audit through Form 4564, or the Information Document Request form. From there, it will perform the audit via one of two methods:
- Correspondence: Many times, the IRS can resolve ERTC disputes through mail and phone correspondence. Your auditor may request one of several documents, including information about your gross receipts and other tax benefits you’ve claimed. From there, they’ll likely talk to you about the documentation via a phone call.
- In-Person: An auditor may decide that an issue is too complicated to resolve via correspondence. In cases like these, they’ll come to your place of business personally to speak to you, examine business operations, and more.
How an Attorney Can Help With ERTC Claim Disagreements
IRS audits pose challenges for ERTC claims. Navigating an audit can be intimidating, so it’s often beneficial to contact an ERTC attorney. Your attorney can assist with dispute resolution for the ERTC by:
- Gathering any documentation, including records of qualified wages, copies of important forms, and information about governmental orders that impacted your business
- Communicating with IRS agents on your behalf
- Negotiating settlements
- Representing you in legal proceedings
- Providing you with advice about tax law
- Explaining more about what the audit entails
- Providing ongoing support throughout the process
How to Choose an ERTC Attorney
When facing an audit, it’s important to choose an attorney who you can trust. Your attorney should:
- Have extensive knowledge of tax law, specifically surrounding the ERTC
- Have strong negotiation skills
- Stay up to date on any changes in laws and regulations
- Offer compassionate and knowledgeable support to their clients
- Communicate well with their clients
Before deciding on an attorney, take the time to research and look at reviews from previous clients. Ask about their experience, previous cases they’ve handled, and what they know about the ERTC.
At Dayes Law Firm, we have helped countless clients with ERTC-related issues. Two of our attorneys have a Master of Laws (LLM) in Taxation, meaning they pursued additional schooling in tax law, which has helped them provide knowledgeable service. We can represent you during your audit, negotiate with the IRS and provide you with support.
Call 800.503.2000 to speak with an experienced ERTC attorney at Dayes Law Firm about your situation today!
Reach Out to Dayes Law Firm for Assistance With ERTC Disagreement Resolution
Resolving ERTC issues can feel challenging, but an attorney can make it easier. If you’re facing ERTC disputes with the IRS, contact Dayes Law Firm at (866) 257-1223. We offer free consultations; call now to request yours and ask for assistance with your audit.