Many tax controversies are better resolved sooner rather than later. Accordingly, it is often to your client’s advantage for you to begin work on the case promptly. Your first goal should be to accurately gather the necessary information. You must control this information gathering process. Otherwise, the client will often inundate you with reams of useless information while neglecting to hand over truly important documents. The initial interview with the client is an important step in your preparation for audit.
Not everyone is intentionally doing something wrong when it comes to filing taxes. In some cases, it is simply a lack of understanding of U.S. rules and regulations. If an immigrant has been in the U.S. for 180 days, they are required to report to U.S. authorities that they have a foreign account and become subject to U.S. taxation.