Tax Attorney, Ohio

Tax Relief Attorney - Ohio

Tax Lawyer Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr.

IRS, Ohio Department of Taxation, City, School District, Rita, & Other Local Authorities Tax Attorney (877) 505-9455

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Defending Tax Audits by Ohio Department of Taxation

Receiving a notice that you are being audited by the Ohio Department of Taxation can be a stressful experience. Tax law is written in a way that places the burden on you as the taxpayer to demonstrate that your State of Ohio taxes are correct. There is never a great time to receive an audit notification from the state of OH Department of Taxation, a Local tax authority, or the IRS. Ohio tax attorney audit help for tax audits is available by contacting experienced tax relief attorney  Ken Sheppard, Jr.  to deal with the Ohio Department of Taxation on your behalf.

 

What is the Ohio Department of Taxation looking for in a Tax Audit?

The OH Department of Taxation utilizes tax audits as a method to examine your tax filings and records used to report OH taxes. This process is used to determine if you properly reported or updated your  Ohio State Income Taxes or other taxes that are assessed by the OH Department or Taxation.

 

If you have received an audit notification from the Ohio Department of Taxation, they may be requesting you to provide supporting records including Ohio IT-1040 Income Tax Return, Federal Tax Returns and/or schedules, year end brokerage statements, detailed statements of income by source, withholding tax returns, sales tax returns, employee W-2s, purchases invoices, sales invoices and exemption certificates. The Ohio tax examiner may request that you present supporting documentation in order to prove that your Ohio income tax filing information is correct. Tax examinations (audits) by the OH Dept. of Taxation can be random and also may be triggered from information within your return,  due to modifications that have been made to your federal tax returns with the IRS, or by other causes.

 

Just the fact that you are being audited by the State of Ohio tax auditor does not mean that there has been any wrongdoing. Even individuals and business that are current on all of their Ohio, Federal, and City tax returns and feel that all of the information provided to the OH Department of Taxation is correct, may still be chosen for a tax audit by the OH Department of Taxation.

 

Ohio Tax Audit Defense Lawyer

You are not required to have legal representation, however it is a good idea to hire an Ohio tax attorney who is experienced in dealing with the Ohio Department of Taxation in a tax audit. At Sheppard Tax Relief we understand that going through a tax audit by the OH Dept. of Taxation can seem you are being interrogated, as the State of Ohio tax examiner attempts to uncover both record keeping mistakes, as well potential cases of tax fraud. It is important to know when dealing with the tax examiner or any representative of the Ohio Department of Taxation that any information you provide can and will be used against you.

 

Protect your legal rights through representation by a federal tax attorney with offices in Columbus, Canton, Newark, and Mt. Vernon, Ohio. At Sheppard Tax Relief we listen to our clients in order to understand the specific tax situation and provide the best possible tax help. If you have received a notification that you are being audited by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the first and best way to begin to handle this situation is to invoke your right to legal counsel before answering any questions or providing any documentation regarding your tax account. The job of your tax lawyer is to represent your best interests during an audit, whether it is by the Ohio Department of Taxation, the IRS, or a local taxing authority.

 

What if the Ohio Department of Taxation Tax Examiner Uncovers Items I cannot Substantiate?

In the event that you don't have the tax documentation available as required by the Ohio Department of Taxation,  Sheppard Tax can work with you to reconstruct the needed tax records. We may also be able to seek alternate methods of substantiation to the Ohio Department of Taxation tax examiner.

 

What Happens If The Ohio Department of Taxation Auditor Makes a Determination That I Owe Back Taxes?

Even if  the State of Ohio tax examiner determines that you or your business owes back taxes, interest, and/or penalties, as your OH tax audit defense attorney there are several way in which we can provide help to you. As your Ohio tax audit defense attorney we are often able to help you to set up a tax payment plan, negotiate a reduced tax bill utilizing an offer in compromise, seek a penalty abatement or currently not collectible status, or file a state tax appeal.

 

 

If you have received notice that you are being audited or other documentation from the Ohio Department of Taxation informing you of potential taxation issues, you should act quickly to obtain legal tax representation.  Contact Ohio Tax Attorney Kenneth Sheppard, Jr. for a free initial consultation today at 614-523-3106.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax Lawyer Offices in Columbus, Newark, Mt. Vernon, and Canton, Ohio

Sheppard Law Offices

Columbus, OH - Tax Law Office 2600 Tiller Lane, Suite A

Columbus, Ohio 43231

Telephone: (614) 385-1038

Canton, OH - Tax Attorney Office Belden Village Tower, 200

Canton, Ohio 44718

Telephone: (330) 409-2876

Law offices Kenneth L. Sheppard, Jr., Tax Attorney with offices in Columbus, Canton, Newark, and Mt. Vernon, and serving throughout Ohio as well as serving tax clients on a national and local scale. We handle tax problems for clients located in OH, and  throughout the USA, including Ohio, North Carolina, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

Mt. Vernon, OH - Tax Law Office 11 West Gambier Street

Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050

Telephone: (740) 392-0404

Newark, OH - Tax Lawyer Office

843 N. 21st Street, Suite 108

Newark, Ohio 43055

Telephone: (740) 345-7138

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