How to Fight Back Against State Tax Audit Assessments: Developing an Advantageous Relationship with Your Auditor

The Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Weekly State Tax Report filters through current state developments and analyzes those critical to multistate tax planning.

To many taxpayers, the average audit is a nuisance—and the temptation to simply settle and move on is very strong. In an earlier article, Geoffrey J. Christian, of Dow Lohnes Price Tax Consulting LLC, laid out a case for the long-term benefits that arise when a taxpayer pushes back against audit assessments. In this article, Marshal Kline of Dow Lohnes Price, discusses one of the most effective tools available to any tax professional—creating a good rapport with the auditor.

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