IRS agents are trained to seem very friendly and develop rapport with you. They will make it sound like the audit is very simple and nothing to worry about. As a result having a lawyer will be a waste of time. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that a good lawyer will have the audit conducted at their office. While the audit is going on, the lawyer will have only occasional contact with the revenue officer to answer questions and provide documents. Our flat fee pricing reflects this reality. The most important part of the audit actually happens before the revenue officer arrives. At Tax Help by Judy we audit your returns before the IRS does. After that, we can tell you if there are any weaknesses in your returns and get all of the documentation needed to support your return prepared ahead of time. We can also prepare (but not file) an amended return, letting the revenue officer know what changes we think need to be made. With Tax Help By Judy, you’ll know the likely outcome of the audit before it even starts.