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Old 02-03-2005, 09:02 PM
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can my cpa have the interview with the irs

just curious if i would ever get audited could my accountant have the interview with them?

i think i would have a nervous break down if i had to talk to the IRS
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Old 02-03-2005, 09:09 PM
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Start with your attorney, he/she would be one of the first. Then yes, your CPA would do most of it. It is unlikely you would ever have to deal with the IRS in person.
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Old 02-03-2005, 10:02 PM
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I've been self employed for the past 15years in multiple adventures. I have never met with the IRS. My cpa does it all, my attorney is used for other specialty concerns.
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Old 02-04-2005, 10:57 AM
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the majoriy of IRS inquirys are on paper and not face to face. If you choose to have your CPA do it thats fine, but you should be able to handle it.
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Old 02-04-2005, 11:05 AM
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Audit oh no sorry my office is in my basement and it flooded here is the pictures lol
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Old 02-04-2005, 01:34 PM
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how much ya want to pay?

On your tax return there is a box at the bottom near your signature which asks if its okay to discuss your taxes with your CPA. Everyone who uses a CPA should have yes checked off. If its only for clarification they will contact your CPA and discuss it wth them. IF you get a full audit, I'm sure your accountant will join you, but he'll charge you for his time. Most CPAs also make oyu sign something saying that you have records (reciepts) for everything you are claiming, and its your responsibility to maintain those records. That way, if you're writing off stuff you shouldn't, then the CPA is cleared, and only processes the information you gave him. If you meet with your CPA frequently (monthly) to review expenses, he may be keeping track of it all for you. I guess it all depends on how much you're paying him/her. That usually determines who's going to be sweating bullets at crunch time.
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Old 02-04-2005, 03:47 PM
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Audit oh no sorry my office is in my basement and it flooded here is the pictures lol
LMAO Too funny

"Oh, by the way, do I get a deduction for flood damage."
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Old 02-04-2005, 06:02 PM
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LMAO Too funny

"Oh, by the way, do I get a deduction for flood damage."
50% sure, huh Troy? Man, you're on the fence on this one...LOL
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:25 PM
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What do you guys pay for an accountant? And why did you choose the accountant that you are with?
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Old 02-04-2005, 08:56 PM
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this is my first year with him doing my business. last year he charged me 150 to do my personal taxes. he charged me $200 to set up my LLC business.

hope this helps.

looking for a big pay back this year
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