I am getting a lot of pressure from the person that is auditing my return

I am getting a lot of pressure from a lady that is auditing my return. She is aggressive, rude and assumes the very worst when I am unable to provide data to support my data. What do I do?

IRS examination is not designed to be fair or to leave any amount that can be taxed, untaxed.

You have three options here:

a) Make your strongest argument that the auditor’s conclusions are incorrect as your audit case wraps up. Be ready for the fact that few if any changes happen here. After this then go to b below.

b) Request a conference with the examiner’s manager.  Here you make your best case argument that the auditor’s conclusions are wrong. Plan to have as much data as you can to support your position. This may include court cases or IRS rulings. After this then go to c below.

c) The Holy Grail…take your case to IRS appeals. This is the sweet spot of the IRS where representatives are seasoned and inclined to take a more balanced approach to your case that represents a reasonable (not necessarily ideal) outcome.  Have your case well prepared and researched.