We frequently represent our clients in IRS audits. A successful audit defense can help avoid years of litigation, huge tax deficiencies, and enormous penalties and interest. IRS audits can be protracted or quick, difficult or simple, depending on the issues and the IRS. They can be straightforward or include considerations of fraud, overstatement and negligence. We sometimes also help clients with matters that may relate to an audit, such as advice regarding the tax law or even IRS private letter rulings. We have also represented taxpayers in audits by New York, California and D.C. tax authorities.