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Q: Why not just handle our own audit in-house?
A: Audits conducted by the State Comptroller can be very tedious and time-consuming when handled in-house and may disrupt business as usual. Most businesses have no idea how the audit is going until the end when they incur an unexpectedly high liability bill. It is often much harder to hire a consultant after the damage has been done, because it is harder to back-track the auditor’s findings once the state has completed and finalized the audit results.
It is best to hire State Tax Experts upfront and allow us to fully handle your audit using the proper audit protocol. This affords you the best possible representation and the most favorable outcome from the very start. Our tax professionals will keep you involved and let you know how things are progressing throughout the entire audit process. Therefore, by engaging our services, you can continue to conduct business as usual instead of worrying and being bogged down by a state tax audit.
Q: Can’t our CPA or bookkeeper handle our audit?
A: While a company’s CPA or bookkeeper may be good at what they do, they do not handle sales tax issues or audits on a daily basis, like our expert consultants. State Tax Experts’ consultants work with CPA’s and bookkeepers all the time handling company’s state tax audits. By using our services from the beginning it will afford you the best possible outcome.
Q: How long does the audit process take?
A: State tax audits can range anywhere from a few days, to a few
months, or all the way to over a year. The better prepared your company is, the more quickly the audit can be completed.
Q: When is the best time to hire State Tax Experts, LLC?
A: The earlier we are able to prepare, the easier the process will be; so the best time to contract our services is as soon as your company receives notice from the State of an audit. However, we understand this is not always possible and will work with your company at any time to help meet your company’s goals.
Q: What will State Tax Experts, LLC charge for providing its services?
A: Our fees are negotiated on a case by case basis. We can charge by the hour, a flat fee, a percentage or a combination of these.