Free Help With IRS Audits

6a0133f3fc5805970b0133f53a1785970b-320wiBeing audited by the IRS is probably one of the worst fears of a family child care provider. But you don’t have to be alone if it happens to you.

If you contact me I can offer you some free assistance. I can help you identify deductions you may not have claimed, tell you if the IRS officer’s position is correct or not, and refer you to Tax Court cases and other IRS documents that you may be able to use to defend your position.

I can also advise you whether you should appeal your case and if so, how to best present your appeal. If you are a tax professional I can also give you free advice to help you prepare your defense.

If you are a user of the Minute Menu Kids Pro software you have the opportunity to receive more comprehensive help from me if you are audited. I have established a partnership with Minute Menu called The Child Care Business Partnership. If you join the partnership at $15 a year, I can provide more detailed audit assistance. Members also get individual with how to use the Kids Pro software more effectively. I can also review your tax return. In addition, I’ve posted over 20 instructional videos for members showing how to take advantage of the many features of Kids Pro.

I’ve been helping family child care providers who have been audited by the IRS for over 25 years. I’ve represented a number of providers on appeals and have won five U.S. Tax Court cases. The IRS accepted much of my advice on how to clarify numerous tax issues in its revised edition of the Child Care Provider Audit Technique Guide that was released in 2009.

This Guide was written to help educate IRS auditors when they audit family child care providers. I would urge all providers (and tax professionals) to read this Guide if they are audited or helping with an audit. I’ve also written a commentary on this Guide to help explain how it can be used to defend yourself in an audit.

I can be contacted at

Do you have any audit experiences you would like to share?

Tom Copeland –

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6a0133f3fc5805970b01bb08151dd5970d-320wiFor more information, see my book Family Child Care Record Keeping Guide.




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