About David S. De Jong

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David De Jong is a tax attorney and nationally recognized tax authority who speaks to various industry groups throughout the country. Co-author of Year-Round Tax Strategies, he has been quoted in publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. He has also testified as an expert witness more than 50 times in tax, estate, business-valuation and economic-income matters. 

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What Should You Do When You Get an IRS Audit Notice?

If you receive an IRS notice, don’t panic; call a tax professional

First, when you get an IRS audit letter, don’t panic. Although your return was among the less than 1 percent selected for audit, most examinations are limited in scope and have no criminal implications. Over 70 percent of audits are correspondence audits handled through the IRS office, while the rest require face-to-face interaction. In general, it is wise to have your preparer or other tax professional deal with an IRS tax audit. They will recognize the issues and can best present the facts …

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