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Maryland ERC Audit Lawyers

Maryland ERC Audit Lawyers: Protecting Your Business

So, you claimed the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – and now the IRS wants to take a closer look. Don’t panic, but take a deep breath. You’re about to enter the world of ERC audits, and having the right legal representation could make all the difference. At Spodek Law Group, we live and breathe this stuff daily. Our team has literally written the book on the Employee Retention Credit and every single rule and regulation surrounding it. We know the ins and outs like the back of our hands.But this isn’t just about knowledge, it’s about protecting your interests. That’s why you need a powerhouse legal team to level the playing field when the IRS comes knocking.

The Opening Salvo

So, you’ve decided to bring in the big guns and hire Spodek Law Group for your ERC audit representation. Smart move. But what happens next?Well, it all starts with that first document request from the IRS – their opening salvo in the audit battle. But, have no fear, we’ll handle it with the utmost professionalism and expertise. Need to gather evidence or documentation? We’ll make sure you get everything the IRS wants, not a single piece of paper missing. The IRS wants to bring you in for an interview? No worries, we’ll be right there by your side, making sure you don’t accidentally say anything that could jeopardize your case. Simply put, when you hire Spodek Law Group for your ERC audit, you’re getting a dedicated team of legal experts whose only priority is protecting your rights and your interests. We become your voice, your shield, and your greatest advocates throughout every single stage of the process.

Potential Outcomes and Next Steps

Alright, let’s talk about what could actually happen once this ERC audit finally reaches its conclusion. In an ideal world, the auditors will go through all your documentation, hear your arguments, and determine that yep – you calculated and claimed that Employee Retention Credit properly. In that case, you get a tidy little “no-change” letter from the IRS, and you can put this whole stressful episode behind you. But, what if the auditors don’t see things your way? What if they try to hit you with penalties, interest, or even attempt to claw back the entire ERC payment? Well, that’s when you’re really going to be glad you hired the tax litigation experts at Spodek Law Group. See, we’re not just audit experts – we’re full-blown tax controversy mavens. We know the IRS appeals process inside and out, and we won’t hesitate to fight tooth and nail to get you the best possible resolution. From drafting airtight legal briefs to making arguments in front of IRS appeals courts, we’ll go full Erin Brockovich to make sure you don’t pay a penny more than you rightfully should. And if we somehow still don’t get the outcome we want after exhausting all appeals? Well, then we make things official and take the whole case to US Tax Court to get a final, impartial ruling. Simply put, when you hire Spodek Law Group, you’re not just getting audit expertise – you’re getting a team of legal professionals who will never, ever, ever give up on getting you a fair shake.

The Spodek Law Group Difference

Every single client deserves honesty and white glove service. And when it comes to ERC audits, you deserve a team of legal experts who will fight tooth and nail to protect your rights and your interests. That’s just how we roll at Spodek Law Group. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started. Call us today at 212-210-1851 or schedule a free consultation online.

But what exactly sets us apart? Well, for starters:

  • A team that leaves no stone unturned in preparing for your audit
  • Attorneys who are intimately familiar with every detail of your case
  • A firm that holds regular meetings to discuss and strategize your case
  • Lawyers who are available 24/7 in case of emergencies
  • A hands-on approach that is focused on getting you results

We understand that facing an ERC audit can be embarrassing and stressful. That’s why we encourage open dialogue and full transparency. The more we know, the better we can advise and represent you. If you’re facing an ERC audit, remember that you don’t have to go through it alone. The experienced lawyers at Spodek Law Group are here to guide you through the process and fight for your interests.

Understanding ERC Audits

But first, let’s take a step back. What exactly is an ERC audit, and why are they happening?An ERC audit is an examination by the IRS to verify the legitimacy of your ERC claim. The IRS wants to ensure that businesses have correctly calculated and claimed the credit.So, what triggers an ERC audit? It could be a random selection, or the IRS might have identified something in your claim that raised a red flag. Regardless of the reason, it’s crucial to take the audit seriously and prepare thoroughly.

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Preparing for an ERC Audit

When it comes to an ERC audit, preparation is key. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Gather all relevant documents: This includes payroll records, financial statements, tax returns, and your ERC calculations. Having these documents organized and ready will make the audit process smoother.
  • Review your ERC claim: Go over your ERC calculations to ensure they’re accurate. If you identify any errors, it’s better to address them proactively.
  • Understand the audit process: Familiarize yourself with what to expect during the audit. This will help you feel more prepared and less anxious.
  • Seek legal counsel: Working with an experienced ERC audit lawyer can make a significant difference. They can guide you through the process, help you prepare, and represent your interests.

The Role of an ERC Audit Lawyer

Speaking of legal counsel, let’s talk about the crucial role an ERC audit lawyer plays in this process. Here’s what a skilled attorney can do for you:

  • Review your ERC claim and identify any potential issues
  • Help you gather and organize necessary documentation
  • Communicate with the IRS on your behalf
  • Represent you during the audit
  • Negotiate with the IRS if there are any disputes
  • Appeal the audit results if necessary

Having a skilled lawyer on your side can not only ease your stress but also increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Choosing the Right ERC Audit Lawyer

When it comes to choosing an ERC audit lawyer, you want someone who is:

  • Experienced in handling ERC audits
  • Knowledgeable about tax law and the ERC
  • Responsive and communicative
  • Committed to protecting your interests

At Spodek Law Group, we pride ourselves on meeting all these criteria and more. Our team of experienced lawyers is dedicated to helping businesses navigate ERC audits with confidence.

Auditor Interviews and On-Site Visits

Of course, no ERC audit would be complete without the IRS wanting to actually talk to you and your team. And when that time comes, you’d better believe we’ll have prepared you for every potential question or scenario. From informal phone interviews with auditors to in-person grillings, we’ll be right there by your side, making sure you give the auditors exactly what they need to hear – and nothing more. The key thing to remember? With Spodek Law Group handling your audit representation, you’re never going it alone. We’ll be there through every step, every interview, every meeting, making sure you never get flustered or say the wrong thing.

The Dreaded Correspondence Audit

For most ERC audits, the IRS will conduct what’s known as a “correspondence audit.” This is where they send you a letter requesting specific documentation and information related to your ERC claim. Now, these correspondence audits might sound relatively straightforward, but make no mistake – they can quickly escalate into something much more complex and time-consuming. That’s why it’s absolutely critical to have a skilled ERC audit lawyer handling every single piece of correspondence from the very beginning.

At Spodek Law Group, we have a proven track record of successfully navigating correspondence audits on behalf of our clients. We know exactly what information the IRS is looking for, and we’ll make sure you provide it in a clear, concise, and comprehensive manner – leaving no room for further questions or doubts. But our role goes far beyond just responding to letters. We’ll also be there to advise you on how to properly document and substantiate your ERC claim moving forward, minimizing the risk of any future audits or penalties. Remember, the IRS has a vested interest in making sure the Employee Retention Credit is only awarded to those who truly qualify. With Spodek Law Group in your corner, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything in our power to prove your eligibility and protect your interests every step of the way.

When the IRS Comes Knocking

Of course, there’s always the possibility that your ERC audit could escalate beyond a simple correspondence audit. In some cases, the IRS may decide to conduct an in-person field audit, where they send agents to your place of business to review records and interview employees on-site. Now, let’s be clear – having IRS agents show up unannounced can be an incredibly stressful and intimidating experience. But with Spodek Law Group representing you, you’ll never have to face them alone.Our attorneys will be there from the very start, ensuring that the IRS follows proper procedures and doesn’t overstep their bounds. We’ll work closely with you to prepare for any interviews or on-site inspections, making sure you and your employees are fully briefed on what to expect and how to conduct yourselves. And if the IRS agents start asking questions or making requests that seem inappropriate or overreaching? Don’t worry, we’ll be there to push back and protect your rights every step of the way. At the end of the day, our goal is to make this process as smooth and stress-free as possible for you and your business. With our expertise and guidance, you can rest assured that you’ll be fully prepared for whatever the IRS throws your way.

When Every Dollar Counts

Look, we get it – the Employee Retention Credit was a lifeline for many businesses struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic. Every dollar counted, and the thought of having to pay any of that money back can be absolutely devastating. That’s why, at Spodek Law Group, we take such a comprehensive and aggressive approach to ERC audit representation. We understand that this credit wasn’t just a nice little bonus for you – it was a crucial factor in keeping your doors open and your employees paid. So when the IRS comes knocking, questioning your eligibility or threatening to claw back those funds, you can bet your bottom dollar that we’ll fight like hell to protect what’s rightfully yours. From meticulously documenting every aspect of your ERC claim to forcefully pushing back against any unfair or overreaching demands from the IRS, we’ll leave no stone unturned in our efforts to secure the best possible outcome for you and your business. Because at the end of the day, that’s what really matters to us – getting results for our clients, no matter how tough the fight may be. When you hire Spodek Law Group, you’re not just getting a law firm; you’re getting a team of passionate advocates who will stop at nothing to protect your interests and your bottom line.

The Audit is Just the Beginning

But what if, despite our best efforts, the IRS still doesn’t see things our way? What if they issue an unfavorable ruling, hitting you with penalties, interest payments, or even attempting to claw back the entire ERC payment you received?Well, in that case, the audit is just the beginning. Because at Spodek Law Group, we’re not just audit experts – we’re full-fledged tax controversy mavens, with extensive experience navigating the entire IRS appeals process. From drafting airtight legal briefs to making compelling arguments in front of IRS appeals courts, we’ll explore every possible avenue to get you the fair ruling you deserve. And if we still don’t get the outcome we want after exhausting all administrative appeals? Then it’s time to take the fight to the next level – the United States Tax Court. That’s right, when you hire Spodek Law Group, you’re not just getting a team of skilled auditors and negotiators – you’re getting a group of battle-tested litigators who aren’t afraid to take your case all the way to federal court if that’s what it takes to protect your rights and your interests. Because at the end of the day, that’s what really matters to us – getting results for our clients, no matter how long or how hard the fight may be. When you’re in our corner, you can rest assured that we’ll never, ever give up until we’ve secured the best possible outcome for you and your business.

A Trusted Partner for the Long Haul

Look, we know that dealing with an ERC audit can be a long, stressful, and often confusing process. There are going to be ups and downs, twists and turns, and more than a few moments where you might feel like throwing in the towel. But that’s exactly why you need a trusted legal partner like Spodek Law Group in your corner from start to finish. We’re not just here to handle the audit itself – we’re here to be your guides, your advocates, and your unwavering supporters through every single step of this journey. From the very first document request to the final ruling (and every appeal in between), our team will be right by your side, providing the expertise, the guidance, and the relentless determination you need to navigate this process with confidence. Because at the end of the day, that’s what really sets us apart – our commitment to our clients. We don’t just see you as another case file or billable hour; we see you as a partner, a friend, and a fellow warrior in the fight for justice and fair treatment .So if you’re facing an ERC audit and you’re looking for a legal team that will truly go to bat for you, look no further than Spodek Law Group.

We’re not just lawyers – we’re your allies, your champions, and your fiercest advocates in the battle to protect your business, your livelihood, and your future.Don’t go it alone. Let us be your trusted partner for the long haul. Together, we can take on the IRS, the appeals process, and anything else that stands in our way. Because when you’ve got Spodek Law Group in your corner, you’re never just fighting for yourself – you’re fighting with a team of legal heavyweights who will stop at nothing to secure the victory you deserve.

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