Florida Sale Tax Audit – Affordable Tax Audit Defense Help – Miami, Ft.Lauderdale

Florida Sale Tax Audit – Affordable Tax Audit Defense Help – Miami, Ft.Lauderdale

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Florida Sale Tax Audit – Tax Audit Defense Help

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If you have received a notice that you are about to be audited by the Florida Department of revenue sales tax, contact us today for a free initial tax consultation and let us be able to offer you affordable tax audit defense.

Before engaging in any tax firm for a Florida state sales tax audits, make sure you contact at least three different firms and  check out their pricing, their experience, and what possible results may be given your particular situation.

 

Commonly asked Questions

Why Are Taxpayers in the State of Florida Audited?

  • Enforce Florida tax laws uniformly.
  • Deter tax evasion.
  • Promote voluntary compliance.
  • Educate taxpayers.

 

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.

 

Why were you Selected fora Sales Tax Audit?

 

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.

 

What Types of Tax Records Will I Need to Provide for  a Florida Sales Tax Audit?

 

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:

  • General ledgers and journals
  • Cash receipt and disbursement journals
  • Purchase and sales journals
  • Sales tax exemption or resale certificates
  • Florida tax returns
  • Federal tax returns
  • Depreciation schedules
  • Property records
  • Other documentation to verify amounts entered on tax returns

 

Keep your Tax Florida Sales Tax Record for 3 years

 

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.

 

You have Rights During a Sales Tax  Audit?

 

The Florida Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights provides protection for taxpayers’ privacy and assets during their interactions with Revenue employees.

Your rights include:

  • The right to fair treatment.
  • The right to get available information and prompt, accurate responses to your questions.
  • The right to have the Department begin and complete its audit in a timely manner after we notify you of our intent to audit.
  • The right to get simple, nontechnical statements which explain the reason for audit selection and the procedures, remedies, and rights available during audit, appeals, and collection proceedings.

 

What Happens When the Florida Sales Tax  Audit is Complete?

 

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.

 

Florida Sales Tax Audits Self-Audit/Self-Analysis ( from Florida Sales Tax )

 

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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