State audits are preformed to verify that a business is operating correctly in accordance with the state tax laws. A tax audit is just a way to clarify that all the information that was provided is accurate and follows the set regulations of the state tax laws. Keeping your books in order is crucial whenever dealing with any auditing. You have to remember that when operating any business in the state you have to submit the state sales tax. Having an accountant will be a good benefit to have to clear any errors or differences between the annual tax filing and your monthly state sale tax report. People need to pay state taxes especially sales tax. You are obligated to provided documents at the auditors request so be prepared to have important documents ready.
When dealing with a state audit it can take places in a number of different locations. The audit can be preformed at your place of business, one of the departments local offices, or your representatives office. Your representative can be a tax specialist such as an attorney or your accountant. In these meetings the auditor will review all taxes related to operating your business: retail sales tax, business and occupation tax, public utility tax. Having this audit done ensures that your recording keeping is up to par and to see your business activities.
Any type of audit can be a hassle but you need to remember to keep your documents and files in order to make the process have less complications. Once the audit is preformed there are a few ways it can be decided, the auditor may choose to decide to clear you of the audit or pay any adjustments that need to be made on your taxes. If you wish to disagree with the auditor's decision you can file for an appeal. Be prepared to have all your paperwork and electronic documents in order so you can make a strong case for you appeal. One thing that can be taken from your audit process is to always have proper book keeping and paper work as it can save you time and money.