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Lower Your Audit Risk: How to Safeguard Your Business Income

Are you aware that there's one tax form that increases your chances of being audited by the IRS? That's right, it's the Schedule C, which is used to report income from a sole proprietorship. The Schedule C is considered the most dangerous tax form and here's how you can lower your audit risk.

Why is the Schedule C so risky? The IRS audits Schedule C's at a high rate because it is a simple form for both taxpayers and auditors. With a basic understanding of profit and loss statements, taxpayers can easily fill it out. However, the IRS doesn't have sufficient staffing levels to effectively administer the complex tax code, resulting in higher audit rates for Schedule C filings.

To safeguard your hard-earned income and reduce your audit risk, consider filing as a business entity instead of a sole proprietorship.

Here are some options to explore:

1. Limited Liability Company (LLC)

By filing your income as an LLC, you'll enjoy the benefits of liability protection and a reduced audit risk compared to a Schedule C filing.

2. Partnership (Form 1065)

If you have multiple owners in your business, filing as a partnership can provide tax advantages while decreasing the likelihood of an audit.

3. S-Corporation (Form 1120S)

This option allows you to report your income separately from your personal tax return, reducing both your tax liability and audit risk.

4. C-Corporation (Form 1120C):

For larger businesses, filing as a C-corporation offers distinct tax advantages and further lowers your audit risk.

While there may be special circumstances where a Schedule C filing is necessary, our general recommendation is to file a business return to benefit from lower audit risk and reduced stress. Establishing a business entity not only lowers the taxes you owe but also reduces the probability of an audit.

We understand that navigating the intricacies of tax forms can be overwhelming, so we're here to assist you. Our team of experts can guide you through the process of choosing the best business entity for your situation, ensuring you optimize your tax benefits while minimizing your audit risk.

Remember, taking proactive steps now can save you from potential headaches and financial setbacks in the future. Don't let the Schedule C expose you to unnecessary audit risk.




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Our firm's inception is a tale of familial ambition and tenacity. My father and I, both law school graduates, founded this firm with a shared vision and a mutual passion for tax resolution. Our journey began in 2006, and since then, we have encountered numerous challenges and undergone significant transformations, including the shift to a remote business model.

Initially, our focus was not on current year tax preparation for our clients. Instead, we specialized in filing multiple years of tax returns. We took on the responsibility of not only filing the tax returns but also ensuring they were part of a comprehensive settlement package. This often meant handling six returns at a time, giving us a unique workflow.

In 2009, we branched out into the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, a move that catapulted us into becoming international experts in the field. Our firm takes pride in having filed more disclosures than most other firms. An essential part of our submissions was filing robust returns, especially since we anticipated some of them would undergo audits. I am pleased to share that our diligent work paid off. None of our streamlined disclosures were audited, and those that were audited under the full voluntary disclosure program sailed through without any issues.

However, the journey was not without its challenges. Our firm was initially designed to handle legal issues rather than yearly tax preparation. Despite this, many clients requested that we handle their yearly returns, having gained confidence in our abilities through their problem resolution. The challenge we faced was that we lacked the efficient processes required to handle yearly tax returns swiftly and effectively. This proved to be a source of frustration for both our team and our clients.

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In conclusion, our firm's success story is a testament to our continuous evolution and our commitment to making your tax preparation experience the best it can be. It's a story of learning, adapting, and succeeding – a story of our resilience that we hope can inspire your own path to success.

Our team of tax professionals are dedicated to helping you get the maximum refund you're owed and to ensure that your taxes are filed accurately and on time. We have a wide range of experience and expertise, and we are committed to providing you with the highest quality of service and support.

-Anthony E. Parent, Esq.

Parent & Parent LLP

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