Should I Purchase Audit Defense?

October 14, 2021 by Kate Ferreira, CTEC
Doing Taxes

You might be on the fence as to whether you should purchase audit defense. You file an honest, solid return every year and have never been audited by the IRS before. Why would you need defense now?

That is a very valid question. While you might have never received an audit from the IRS before, audit defense is more than simply handling IRS audits.

Let me explain.

When you purchase audit defense through TaxAudit, you are receiving representation for your federally filed tax returns, as well as any state tax returns you file for the corresponding year. Yep, audit defense applies to state audits as well!

However, audits are not the only thing that TaxAudit tackles. We also handle notices from the above-mentioned taxing agencies.

You might be wondering: “what is the difference between an audit and a notice?” Well, notices can be sent from the IRS or state for all types of things! Examples include reconciling estimated tax payments made or overpayments applied from the prior year, stimulus payments, and computer-generated proposed balances due. Whatever the issue, having someone on your side to help you decipher a letter from the IRS or state is just another bonus that comes with purchasing an audit defense membership for your tax return. It takes out the guessing game and puts an expert tax professional on the case!

Another fantastic part about having an audit defense membership is gaining access to the collective knowledge of our amazing team of tax professionals. The world is constantly changing, and tax laws often change with them. At TaxAudit, we are here to help you through these changes and offer you expert representation! For starters, our team of professionals have over 1,700 years of combined tax experience among our 140+ tax professionals. While experience is important – so is education. The tax professionals at TaxAudit have a combined total of over 41,800 hours of tax training. In addition, we continually stay up to date on any and all income tax changes to make sure we are providing the best representation possible.

But the most important thing about having audit defense, in my opinion, is peace of mind. When you have a case at TaxAudit, your tax professional will help you navigate the waters of a tax audit or notice. We deal with the taxing agencies so you do not have to!

When you first contact us, you will be greeted by one of our excellent Customer Service Representatives who will help get your case started. From there, you will work with one of our Case Coordinators who will kindly and efficiently assist you in providing the required documents needed. After all documents are received, your case will be handed over to one of our expert tax professionals who will work with you to find a resolution on your case. We understand how stressful an audit can be, so our team is here to help you every step of the way.

If you’re still on the fence on whether you should purchase audit defense, consider checking out reviews from real TaxAudit members who were once in your shoes! To check it out, click here.

If you’re ready to take the leap and purchase audit defense, click here! We’ll be here if you ever need us!



Kate Ferreira
Communications Associate


Kate Ferreira is a Communications Associate with TaxAudit. A California Tax Education Council (CTEC) registered tax professional, Kate has been with the organization since 2015. Kate enjoys the challenge of writing about complex issues – including taxes. Outside of work she enjoys traveling, listening to vinyl, and going on adventures with her dog, Indiana Bones.


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