Ask the Tax Pro: I Was Audited, Can I Still File?

Tabari asks:

I was audited last year, but with all the moving, I never received my audit paperwork, can I still file this year or do I need to take care of the audit first

While getting audited isn’t fun, having to also pay penalty and interest for late filing a return would be even worse. So go ahead and file your 2010 return.

While you’re at it, reach out to the IRS examiner that was handling your audit to find out the status. An audit is just not something you want hanging over your head.

If the audit is still pending, depending on your circumstances, you may even want to hire a tax professional to assist with the audit.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: like any decent tax professional will tell you, since you’re not currently a client of mine — though you can be — it’s almost impossible to provide complete and accurate tax advice over the internet without being aware of the taxpayer’s entire situation; therefore, I suggest you consult a tax professional before relying on any information provided on this site.

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  • DavidP January 17, 2011, 11:02 pm

    I was sued in 2010 for a divorce that never went through. I spent $3,000 in atty fees. I am self-employed as a Physical Therapist independent contractor. Is there anywhere I can legitimately deduct the $3,000 in fees paid to protect my business accounts and assets?

  • DavidP January 17, 2011, 11:04 pm

    I was sued in 2010 for a divorce that never went through. I spent $3,000 in atty fees. I am self-employed as a Physical Therapist independent contractor. Is there anywhere I can legitimately deduct the $3,000 in fees paid to protect my business accounts and assets?

    Sorry, I hit the wrong comment icon.

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