Florida Sale Tax Audit – Tax Audit Defense Help
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Why Are Taxpayers in the State of Florida Audited?
Generally the State of Florida accepts most tax returns as filed, however the State audits some returns to verify accuracy and evaluate compliance.
Sales Tax Audits do not always result in the taxpayer owing additional tax, penalty or interest. The auditor may adjust a credit carryover or correct distribution without assessing additional tax. The auditor may even determine that a refund is due.
The methods for selecting a business or individual to audit vary from tax to tax.
Here are some examples of sources we use to identify a potential audit candidate:
1. Internal Revenue Service information.
2. Information sharing programs with other states and state agencies.
3. Computer-based random selection.
4. Analysis of Florida tax return information.
5. Business publications, periodicals, journals, and directories.
When we notify you of our intent to audit, we will also tell you what records you will need to provide.
The types of records may include, but are not limited to:
You must keep your records for three years since an audit can extend back that far. The Department may audit for periods longer than three years if you did not file, or filed a substantially incorrect return or payment.
The Florida Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights provides protection for taxpayers’ privacy and assets during their interactions with Revenue employees.
Your rights include:
After your audit is complete, you can review the audit findings and proposed changes to your tax liability. The auditor will give you a copy of the work papers and explain your rights, including deadlines for filing protests.
If you agree with the audit findings, we expect you to pay the amount due in full. You have the right to protest the proposed changes if you disagree with them. “How to Pay Your Audit Assessment” has more details.
The Department uses self-audit or self-analysis projects to educate taxpayers on issues related to a particular compliance problem or industry.
The State will send selected taxpayers information about a specific tax or issue, user-friendly instructions, and simple worksheets.
They ask them to review the materials, complete the worksheets, calculate any additional tax due, and return the paperwork to us with payment. The auditor has limited contact with the taxpayer and does not visit the taxpayer’s location.
The Department usually accepts the taxpayer’s responses. However, participation in a self-audit/self-analysis does not exempt the taxpayer from further audit review of the same time period.
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