When do I get my certificate email from TurboTax audit defense?

June 23, 2020 by Robin Scott-Hutchens, EA
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If you use TurboTax to prepare your tax return every year, you have probably noticed a screen that asks if you would like to add the service of audit defense to your order. TaxAudit provides the audit representation service. And if you have elected to add this feature, you’re not alone. TaxAudit has more than 12 million members (those who have purchased the service) worldwide.

Once you make this purchase through TurboTax, you will receive confirmation of your purchase in a certificate sent to the email associated with your TurboTax account. TurboTax must first notify TaxAudit of the purchase, so receiving your certificate may take a little while. If you added audit defense while filing your taxes and you file during a very busy period, in the days just before the filing deadline, for example, it might take five or six days to receive the confirmation email. When customer volume is lower, you may receive it in as little as one day. Be sure to keep an eye on your junk or spam folders as well.

Once your audit defense purchase has been imported into TaxAudit’s system, you are welcome to visit the TaxAudit website to download your certificate and membership packet. If you feel sufficient time has passed and you still have not noticed an incoming email, you can reach out to TaxAudit’s customer service who can assist you.

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During her years as an audit representative for TaxAudit, Karen successfully defended the company’s members throughout the entire federal and state audit processes, handled cases assigned to US Tax Court, and developed procedures to make the audit process easier for taxpayers. Karen attributes a great deal of her tax acumen to the six tax seasons she spent as a return reviewer, analyzing thousands of returns. Responding in writing to questions from taxpayers, she became familiar with the common mistakes self-preparers make. Karen was previously the manager of the Tax Education and Research Department and the Director of Communications at TaxAudit. Her tax advice has been featured in U.S. News and World Report, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications.


 

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