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Does the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) call? What to do when the IRS call you?

 

There are many reasons for IRS to initiate a call with tax payers.  The IRS call you to clear their doubts on your income, may be in return filling or may be bills that you presented during filling on return and more.  But a telephonic call to the tax payers is not the first move IRS take.

 

How does the IRS call you?

There are generally three ways the Internal Revenue Service can contact you: a mailed letter, a telephone call or a personal visit.  The Internal Revenue Service will not initiate a telephone call as the first step to contact you.  The first step in communicating any tax payer will be a letter or notice through US postal services.  This letter will explain you why the IRS is contacting and what a taxpayer should do further.

If the IRS agents feel the necessity to contact the tax payers to discuss about the choices for resolving delinquencies and collecting delinquent taxes and tax returns, the IRS Call only after those initial letters sent.

 

Below are some reasons for which IRS can communicate with you:

  • Change or reduction in refund you anticipate.
  • Queries on documents for tax return filed.
  • Additional information in order to process the tax return.
  • To verify one’s identity.
  • To alert on changes or corrections on the tax return.
  • To inform about any delay in processing the return.
  • If you have an outstanding tax balance

 

IRS scam calls

Certainly the Internal Revenue Service will never call an individual and threaten them with legal action or harass them over debts.  The IRS also doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information.  There are instances of fake IRS calls happen as well.

The IRS impersonation scams are happening with different variations.  In all such fake IRS calls, the scammers pretend to be calling from IRS and provide fake identity.  In general, the scammers demand immediate payment of taxes by a prepaid debit card, gift cards or wire transfer.  New complaints from people reveals that these scammers try to get Social Security number, Tax Identification number and file fraud returns to claim large refund.

The website of the Treasury inspector general for tax administration has an online form to report I.R.S. impersonations.  Another option is to file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, which investigates consumer fraud.

 

How to find these scam calls

  • Use common names and fake IRS badge numbers.
  • Demanding payment via a prepaid debit card or wire transfer. The IRS will never pressurize anyone for either of these payment methods.
  • Spoof caller ID information to appear as if the call is from IRS
  • Threatening to arrest by sending local police if the payment is not done immediately. The IRS also cannot revoke a license or immigration status.

 

What to do when the IRS call you?

When IRS sends a notice and calls you, it is important to understand the reason for calling and understand their requirements or any documents that you missed during filling.  The taxpayers have the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed and IRS should provide enough time to do so.  It is important for the individual to understand their rights and act accordingly.  Get an expert tax attorney to know your rights and options to take informed decision on your tax audit process.  IRS Audit Group can support with Tax Audit Representation and State Audit Representation on behalf of you by filing power of attorney.

Call us: – 1-888-300-6670 Email to:- info@irs-audit-group.com

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What could happen if you ignore IRS Notice or Letter?

It is not necessary that an assessment review letter from the IRS implies that you essentially owe back duties.  It could be a straight forward book keeping mistake or another reason.  The most widely recognized reason behind an IRS review used to be related to off-base name or Social Security number recorded.

The IRS sends notice or letter asking additional tax payments or sometimes for more information about return filled.  If they owe additional taxes, the IRS will also mention such information while sending notice or letter.

IRS issues first notice or letter in mail to the person or organization clearly providing the details regarding a disparity. It also notes that IRS requests to audit the records.  It is highly advisable to immediately start gathering the requested documents and send back with a summary to the IRS.  If you do not have or missed any documents that are requested by the IRS, then contact a tax audit lawyer who can help you with further procedures.  But on the flip side, what happens if you ignore the IRS first notice or letter, the IRS will issue second notice within a span of two to four weeks from the issuance of first letter.

 

The IRS’ second notice will provide details about appointment to attend for auditing all your tax documentation papers.  But again, if you ignore this letter from the IRS, then you become seriously delinquent tax debt individual/organization.  The IRS may take legal action such as wage garnishments, freezing bank accounts and investments, and possibly jail time.

Here is a summary of possible consequences when you ignore IRS Notice or Letter:

 

  • Substitute for a Return: If the notice is about 2566, then IRS is mentioning that you have not filled a tax return. Therefore IRS will file substitute returns which will be always in favor of IRS and against the taxpayer.  IRS use the information available like W-2 or 1099 for Substitute for Return (SFR) for all the unfilled years based on the information on those tax documents.  The IRS will take every bit of gross income that they have on your reports, ignore any deductions and tax it at the highest rate.  Once again the tax return will be sent to the taxpayer in mail with “90-day letter” to respond.

 

  • Assets are seized: Failure to respond to the “90day letter”, the IRS will close the file and start the procedure to collect the debt. First thing the IRS can do is to freeze your bank account, collect from your wages etc.  The IRS can seize your personal property and real estate, even if it is not in your physical possession.  The IRS also have right to take payments from the clients, rent from tenants and persons retirement funds.  The IRS can contact whoever is holding receivable fund from the tax payer and can get them to send it directly to the IRS.  The IRS will then provide you with the sale notice and announce the pending sale to the public, generally through local journals or government leaflets.  Usually, the IRS will wait at least 10 days before selling your property after providing government notice.  Cash from the deal pays for the expense of seizing and selling the property and, at last, the duty obligation will be paid.  On the off chance that there’s cash left over from the deal in the wake of settling off your regulatory expense obligation, the IRS will reveal to you how to get a discount.

 

  • Passport revoked or Denied: The IRS has authority to deny passport from state department if you have seriously delinquent tax debt. Therefore state department generally will not issue back the passport until you get clearance from the IRS.  In case of new passport application The State Department will simply reject your passport request until official approval from IRS.  In case if the person is in abroad then state department declares passport is withdrawn from the abroad and restricted validity passport can only be issued by the State Department for immediate return to the United States.

 

It is important to act smart immediately you receive the IRS Notice or letter. IRS Audit Group’s Tax Professionals, CPA’s, tax attorneys have strong expertise in IRS tax issues. We know the tax payers’ rights and help them to facilitate the audit process by representing them throughout the entire process.

 

Contact us immediately and get free consultation to understand the scope of your tax issues.

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Tax Audit Representation | A Nationwide Effort

Tax Audit Representation | A Nationwide Effort

In this article, you will learn about IRS Audit Group’s national services in tax audit representation. Scroll down to learn how you may benefit from a Free Consultation with an IAG Tax Representative.

There was once a time that we only catered to a local audience, however those days are over and we have expanded our services and found success in helping Americans nationwide solve their tax problems. By taking major steps towards greatness, our services cater to those in need of both state and/or federal tax representation.

Audit defense in our organization has no limits. Whilst IAG offices are located both in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, our certified professionals cooperate and work with all IRS offices nationwide. Needless to say, our efforts go far beyond Southern California sunshine.

For example, if you are a New York resident that needs assistance, a tax audit representative will smoothly transfer your case to our offices in the Southern California region and provide the utmost care — we’re in this together.

Audit Defense

Matters related to tax audits are delicate issues that should not have borders. Understanding the sophisticated structure of taxes, many struggle to understand the integral pieces that come with it. State and federal matters may often be intimidating for clients to comprehend based on the complexity of the American system; rightfully so, our team understands the legitimacy of various forms of taxes. Based on our experience, we have helped thousands of individuals save millions by teaming with IRS Audit Group to represent their audits in unique circumstances against the State or the IRS. Why do we use the term unique? Well, each individual presents a unique case of which we help them attain the best scenario possible.

How Do I Get Started?

Step 1: Gather your documents

Don’t panic, but don’t delay your actions. An IRS (or State) tax audit may be conducted by a mail or in-person interview. The purpose for the interview is to review taxpayer records and understand the details of the tax return.  Our job is to make sure you’re covered and safe from any events that may further exacerbate your financial state. But first, you must gather all necessary documents that will help expedite the process of helping your tax circumstances. To avoid communication that may backfire, we highly recommend to first speak with a tax attorney and weigh your options before an IRS.

Step 2: Free Consultation | Meet with an IAG Tax Professional

After gathering all the necessary documents, it only makes sense to assess the situation at a professional level. IAG Tax professionals offer free consultations to all residents and taxpayers for their own benefit of knowledge and comprehension.

Upon your free consultation, provide your certified tax attorney the necessary documents asked by the IRS or State. This process will smoothen and quicken our scope of work when clients provide their tax returns and supplemental documents. Additional documents may include pay stubs, invoices, bank statements, and more.

Step 3: Research for Ideal Outcome in Tax Audit Representation

After a free consultation, IRS Audit Group will research and calculate the cost of penalties and interests to review the benefits in favor of the taxpayer. We make sure to explain in detail the total costs; and advantages and rights of retaining a tax audit representative. Unlike other organizations that charge by the hour, we charge a flat fee for our services with no hidden fees or charges by the hour. We have a Money-Back Guarantee Policy: if your savings result in an amount lower than our fees, then we provide a refund to our beloved client. Contact us for more information regarding the policy, or scroll down to our additional services to find out what other services we provide for our clients.

Additional Services

  • Individual Income Taxes
  • Business Income Taxes
  • Offshore Accounts and Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
  • Tax Penalties
  • Employment Taxes
  • Estate and Gift Taxes
  • Payroll Taxes (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

For more details, contact us to learn more.

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Avoiding Sales Tax May Result in an IRS Audit

Topics around tax include a wide array of segments; one of which includes sales tax. For those who may be unfamiliar with the definition of sales tax, sales tax audit is the examination of a company’s financial documents by a government’s tax agency to verify if the proper amount of sales tax has been remitted to the proper authority.

Use tax, by definition, is a tax on the “storage, use, or consumption of a taxable item or service on which no sales tax has been paid.” It stands as a complementary tax if the sales tax was not charged in a given transaction. Furthermore, there are two versions of use taxes – Consumer Use Tax and Retailer Use Tax. Consumer Use Tax is a tax on the buyer on taxable items purchased in the circumstances where the vendor did not collect either a sales or vendor use tax. Retailer Use Tax applies to purchases completed by a vendor to a customer located outside the vendor’s state or sales between states if the vendor is legally registered in the state of delivery. For example, if the purchase was made online in California but the vendor’s state is New York, then Retailer Use Tax applies. So when does the IRS come into the picture?

In this scenario, the proper authority is either the federal government in the form of the IRS, or your local state government. Regardless, it is imperative to note that whatever you do not know may play against you, and that avoiding sales tax may result in an IRS Audit. An audit from the IRS can feel uncomfortable, induce anxiety, and often leads to a legal dispute. To avoid legal disputes, tax audit firms help those in need to provide the essential documents. So, what really is the objective of the IRS in this case?

The objective of the IRS is to maintain transparency between the government and its citizens. All citizens must file and document their tax returns. Therefore, IRS agents search for underreported sales and use taxes, which results in auditors contacting taxpayers in regards to any suspicious, or simply unclear activities within their documents. There are various forms of contact from the IRS. Such being: written notifications, or visits to your business or home location. Regardless the form of contact, the IRS is searching for information that may be insufficient in their eyes.

Failure to submit the proper documentation in taxes may result to fees and penalties that substantially stresses on a person’s financial state. Avoid penalties and fees by staying prepared, or starting preparation as soon as possible. We highly recommend speaking with a professional.

Some Tips

For your convenience, here are a few tips to learn how you can avoid tax problems and manage your sales and use tax audit:

The following are a few practices that IRS Audit Group recommends:

  1. If you do receive a notification from the IRS, make sure to check the Official IRS Governmental Page to research on your own free time.
  2. Consult with a sales tax expert, CPA, or other external representative when audited by the IRS. Even if you have not been notified by the IRS, it is important to regularly check on your status to make sure for your records. Speaking with an expert further helps the process by speaking about the audit process and elaborating on points that may need clarification.  
  3. Prepare all necessary documents that you may need for your external representative to expedite the process if you have been notified by the IRS. If you have not been notified by the IRS, it is still safe practice to have your documents prepared, organized, and filed.
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What to Do If You Missed Tax Deadline

You just couldn’t make it this year, and you have your respective reasons. Don’t panic, but act accordingly. The federal government provides services if you missed April 15, 2019, this year for your tax files. Here is an analysis on the U.S. structure for when missing the deadline for taxes.

If you did not request an extension to file your taxes, the tax deadline is April 15, 2019 in California. States such as Massachusetts and Maine have until April 17, 2019 — but either way, those dates have passed. If you gasped at that date, then you’re probably here wondering… what’s next?

If you requested an extension, your deadline is on October 15, 2019 to file taxes. If you did not request for an extension, neither did you file for taxes before April 15, 2019, you might consider learning and exploring a couple of options.

For beginners, you want to avoid the accruement of penalties and fees. Therefore, it is imperative to file your taxes, even if the due date has passed. The sooner you tax your files, the quicker you avoid any problematic scenarios. If you are unsure of your situation or believe that there is an outstanding case in your hands, speak with a specialist to further elaborate on your situation.

Better Late Than Never…

The good ol’ saying, “better late than never” applies to your taxes. As in the aforementioned, you really want to minimize your penalties and fees when working with the federal government. File your taxes, even if they’re past due. If you didn’t file for an extension but are owed a refund, there are no penalties for missing the deadline. However, you should still file as quick as possible, for when a return fails to be filed, generally most are allowed a three-year grace period to claim their refund before that amount is seized by the U.S. Treasury.

Though if you didn’t file for an extension and owe money, there is a possibility of being charged with the failure-to-file penalty. This may cost 5% of the total tax bill each month it goes unpaid after the deadline, up to a maximum of 2% of what you. You could be subject to the failure-to-file penalty, which could cost 5-25% of your total tax bill each month, depending how many times the penalties and fees are ignored. Furthermore unpaid bills consequently end in poor credit score or criminal prosecution under federal law. Thusly, we suggest filing as quick as possible, even if the total amount cannot be paid.

More Time to File

In some rare scenarios, the IRS provides extra time to pay debts and file taxes beyond October 15, 2019. Predominantly, the government provides this service for those in the military, military members in combat or conflict areas, and those living abroad.

If these unique cases do not apply to you and/or you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this subject, reach out to an expert for an assessment of your tax situation. You save substantial amounts of money by prioritizing your tax issues and ultimately avoiding penalties.

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Cashing Checks? You Can’t Hide From The IRS!

Check Cashing:

It is a common misconception that cashing a check is a way to hide income from the IRS. Nothing can be more false than this. Banking facilities and other check cashing business keep track of all the checks that are cashed with them. The IRS has legal authority to get this information from the banks and the check cashing facilities. If you cash a check, and you don’t report it to the Internal Revenue Service, it is within their legal boundaries to open an audit against you. The IRS opens an audit because they get suspicious as to how many checks you cashed, and how much income you tried to hide. Make sure to report all your income to the IRS, regardless of if you cashed it or just deposited. This way, you can avoid unnecessary headaches and stress.

Contact Us:

If you get Audited by the Internal Revenue Service because you cashed some checks, give our IRS lawyers a call. As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Taxes Are Due on April 15th.

Avoid Late Filing and Late Payment Penalties! Taxes Are Due on April 15th.

Filing taxes is an important part of living in the United States. If you are employed, self employed, or unemployed, you must file your taxes by April 15th. If you don’t file taxes – or file an extension – you may be penalized by the Internal Revenue Service. Filing taxes is a crucial step in living hassle free. If you skip your filings, the IRS will come after you and give you headaches that will distract you from your daily life! Instead of worrying about when are taxes due, give us a call and get them filed and over with! IRS Audit Group can help you file your taxes as soon as possible. We can even help you file extensions if you need a little more time to get your taxes together. If you contact us today, we can tell you the steps in filing your taxes, and we will make sure you bring all the necessary documents in order to make the process as easy and as efficient as possible.

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at IRSAuditGroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Tax Problems? IRS Audit Group Has You Covered.

Who We Are

We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who specialize exclusively in Tax Audit Representation with over 15 years of experience. We are not a law firm and are located in Beverly Hills, California. While our services are offered nationwide. We work with all IRS offices throughout the nation. Because the IRS is a Federal Agency, we can request your case to be transferred to our local IRS office, Located in Los Angeles, California.

IRS & State Audit Representation

Receiving a letter from the IRS or the state is stressful. Most people don’t know what to do or whom to call. Typically, the IRS agent would like to meet with you, has issued a request for your documents, while being sure they are received promptly. Contact a tax lawyer from IRS Audit Group for assistance today!

You Have The Right to Retain Representation

Our services are nationwide, and we are authorized to work with an IRS office in the country. Since the IRS is a Federal Agency, if needed, we can request that your case is transferred to our IRS office in Los Angeles, CA near our headquarters. We may represent you with any state audits.

Cost Effective For You

IRS Audit Group only charges a flat fee for our services which is determined after we have reviewed your tax information and IRS letters.

Our professional team of Tax Professionals, CPAs, and Enrolled Agents are experts and have over 15 years of experience in audit representation. We will do what it takes to get the job efficiently and effectively.

Call IRS Audit Group to Review Your Tax Information

There is a conflict of interest if your tax preparer/CPA represents you in your tax audit. While he or she wants to help you, they have their reputations and business to protect. It’s rare for him or her to admit they gave you advice that may have resulted in your return being audited.

Most tax professionals charge by the hour. The amount of time needed to handle your case can vary. An initial meeting with the IRS, for example, can last a day and your fees could reach amounts you’ve never expected. A similar fee situation may even arise while using a CPA.

Remember that tax laws are a specialized field and not all attorneys and CPAs have the background to navigate the complexities of a tax audit.

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The Business Filing Due Date is March 15!

Business Taxes:

Business Filing Due Date – March 15

Filing taxes is an important part of running a business! The filing due date for businesses differs from the dates for individuals!  The due date to file taxes for an S Corporation, LLC or a Partnership is 03-15. If you need a tax extension, the date for tax extensions is also on March 15th. IRS Audit Group will help you file your business taxes, and even your individual taxes. We can explain the tax filing processes to taxpayers and businesses owners. With a quick phone call, you can understand how filing taxes can affect your business and the importance of filing business taxes on time.  

Tips

Income Tax:

All businesses must file a yearly income tax return. Federal income tax is pay as you go. If an employee does not have money deducted from each paycheck, they may have an estimated tax.

Estimated Tax:

If a business is expected to owe a tax of $1,000 ($500 for corporations) or more when they file their return, they usually might have to make estimated tax payments. We can help you figure out what your estimated taxes are.

Self Employment Tax:

Self Employment tax is generally a social security or medicare tax for individuals who work for themselves. If your net earnings were $400 or more, you must pay self employment taxes.

Employment Tax:

If you have employees, there are certain tax related documents that you must file with the IRS.

 

IRS Audit Group

Why Choose Us:

IRS Audit Group was formed with one goal in mind – to be a one stop shop for all tax needs. We understand that many tax issues can arise for taxpayers, especially new ones! Many issues can arise with taxes, including filing taxes, getting extensions, and even help you with audit or any tax liability We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who can help you with any tax issue that you have. We understand how complicated it can be to get tax help, so we make the process as simple as possible. We explain every step of the processes with our clients, and we make sure to keep them updated as the process moves alone. We assure our clients that they can reach out to us at any time to ask questions. We make complicated processes look like a breeze.

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. IRS Audit Group will help you file your business taxes on time! Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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Need Tax Services? Here’s Why You Should Choose IRS Audit Group

IRS Audit Group:

Why Choose Us:

IRS Audit Group was formed with one goal in mind – to be a one stop shop for all tax needs. We understand that many tax issues can arise for taxpayers, especially new ones! Many issues can arise with taxes, including bookkeeping, filing taxes, getting extensions, and even getting in trouble with the Internal Revenue Service.

We are a team of Tax Professionals, CPA’s, Enrolled Agents and Tax Attorneys who can help you with any tax issue that you have. We understand how complicated it can be to get tax help, so we make the process as simple as possible. We explain every step of the processes with our clients, and we make sure to keep them updated as the process moves alone. We assure our clients that they can reach out to us at any time to ask questions. We make complicated processes look like a breeze

What We Do:

Tax Audit Representation

The IRS may audit anybody at anytime they please. Going through an audit without a professional is a risky process. The IRS is trying to take money from people – remember that. If the IRS realizes that a taxpayer is going through the audit process without proper representation, they will definitely take advantage of the taxpayer. The team at IRS Audit Group can represent audited taxpayers and walk them through every step of the process.

State Audit Representation

The IRS is not the only agency that can audit a taxpayer. States can also audit taxpayers for their share of taxes. Agencies such as the California State Tax Audit and the Board of Equalization can also inquire about the taxes you filed. Like the IRS, state tax agencies can also take advantage of unrepresented taxpayers. Trust IRS Audit Group to give you the taxpayer representation that you deserve against the state!

Other Services

Other than Audit Representation services, IRS Audit Group can provide taxpayers with a bevy of tax related services. These services include –
• Individual Income Taxes
• Business Income Taxes
• Offshore Accounts and Foreign Bank Account Reporting (FBAR)
• Tax Penalties
• Employment Taxes
• Estate and Gift Taxes
• Payroll Taxes (Trust Fund Recovery Penalty)
• Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classification

Contact Us:

As a taxpayer, you deserve proper representation. We understand how hard it is to navigate through all the issues that may arise in regards to taxes, which is why we are here to help you. Regardless of the specifics, we will be there for you anytime you have an issue relating to your taxes. You can read more about us by visiting our website at irsauditgroup.com. Our office can be reached by email at info@irs-audit-group.com. You can call one of the representatives at our office at 1-888-300-6670. You can even drop by one of our beautiful offices. Our Beverly Hills office is located at 468 N Camden Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Our Newport Beach office is located at 2901 West Coast Hwy, Suite 200, Newport Beach, CA 92663. Contact us today to get the representation you deserve!

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IRS Audit Group

Tax attorney in Beverly Hills, California

468 N Camden Dr #200,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA

Call: +1 888-300-6670

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