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

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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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