Absolutely! A Tax lawyer can help fight the IRS in the audit. Many times returns are incomplete or items missclassified. It sounds like you have an office audit where the IRS personnel are less trained. You need a tax lawyer to review your tax returns, audit notices and IDRs (Information Document Requests) and evaluate where you are at.
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You should definitely let a tax attorney handle this. Not only will you get attorney-client privilege, but also you will get better representation.
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