Should I Get Audit Defense from TurboTax?

April 04, 2022 by Charla Suaste
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Filing season is upon us! And if you’ve used TurboTax to prepare and file your taxes previously, you are likely familiar with the prompt at the end of your filing process, asking if you’d like to purchase Audit Defense!

Before you decide to sign up for a membership, though, you may find yourself being a little bit curious – what is Audit Defense, exactly? What am I getting in return for the cost of a membership? Is it actually worth it?

Well, today, we hope we can answer those questions for you and provide some clarity about exactly what you are getting when you purchase Audit Defense from TurboTax!

For starters, when you purchase a membership, you are paying a low, one-time fee to have Audit Defense for that particular tax return. That means that if you ever receive a notice from the IRS or state – whether it’s three weeks, three months, or three years from now – you can call us immediately, and we will provide you with comprehensive audit representation.

What is comprehensive audit representation, exactly?

In the event that you do receive a notice from the IRS or your state taxing agency, you call TaxAudit first! We then assign you to one of our world-class tax professionals who will take over the stress of handling your case and will represent you to the IRS or state until the matter is resolved. This includes analyzing your documents and coming up with a strategy, responding to the tax agency on your behalf, scheduling and attending all phone calls and meetings with the IRS or the state, and ensuring you pay no more tax than you rightfully owe.

How is Audit Defense from TurboTax different from other audit defense services?

For starters, our tax professionals at TaxAudit truly specialize in audit representation. Typical tax professionals handle very few audits over the course of their time in the profession. However, at TaxAudit, we handle thousands of audits every single year. Additionally, our tax professionals take continuing education courses throughout the tax year to make sure they are up to date on the ever-changing laws and agency requirements and can respond to the IRS both efficiently and effectively.

I don’t think I'll receive a notice from the IRS or the state – should I still purchase Audit Defense?

Absolutely. Unfortunately, there is never a guarantee that the IRS or state won’t be in contact with you. Even taxpayers who file immaculate returns may still receive a notice from a taxing agency – and instead of having to figure out why you received such a notice or spend time determining how to respond? You call us, and we do the heavy lifting for you.

If you are still unsure about whether Audit Defense is right for you, we encourage you to check out our Testimonials page or our Audit Defense Reviews site! These are just a few of the comments and stories we’ve received from members about how we have been able to make a difference in their lives for a low, flat fee!

And if you would like to purchase a membership, you never have to wait until filing season – you can always call our Customer Service team at 877.829.9695 or visit our website here to get started.

We look forward to having you as a member with us!



Charla Suaste
Communications Content Developer


Charla Suaste joined TaxAudit back in 2007 and, over the past 14 years, she has worked in a variety of different roles throughout the organization, including as a Customer Service Representative, Case Coordinator, and Administrative Services Assistant. She now serves as the Communications Content Developer and is passionate about writing, editing, and making even the most complex concepts easy to understand. Outside of work, Charla enjoys traveling, listening to podcasts, and spending time in her garden.


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