When any individual files for bankruptcy, whether Chapter 7 or Chapter 13, there is always a possibility of an IRS audit taking place either after filing for the bankruptcy-process or during the process. However, say lawyers of Dallas based bankruptcy law firm Recovery Law Group, that filing for bankruptcy plays no role in this audit. Though bankruptcy can stop all kind of inconvenient actions like threatening phone calls, possible lawsuits, etc., it has no effect on the IRS audit.
Every year many bankruptcy petitions are filed, out of which several are selected for an audit; however, the chances of a person who has filed for bankruptcy getting an IRS audit are like that of a person who hasn’t filed for bankruptcy. A neutral trustee is appointed to review the bankruptcy petition filed by you. If a bankruptcy audit is expected to take place in your case, you are notified within 10 days of making the bankruptcy claim.
Bankruptcy audit is essential as it prevents the abuse of the system initially introduced to provide a fresh financial start to deserving candidates. An audit verifies the bankruptcy paperwork submitted along with the case. If the income or expenses vary immensely, there is likely to be an exception audit. A bankruptcy lawyer can come in handy in such instances. If you haven’t hired one, you can call 888-297-6023 to schedule an appointment with experienced bankruptcy lawyers Dallas. Not only will a skillful and adept lawyer help you with getting rid of your debts through bankruptcy, but will also guide you through the bankruptcy audit, if it takes place.