Its a new client who does not have the copies of the audit examination changes. I have the original returns and they were prepared incorrectly. I tried pulling corp tax return transcripts to verify what the IRS has in their system but I am told by the IRS they have no access to those records. I would like to amend the returns but need to confirm what changes the examiner made.
Absent other info, I would assume a FOIA request in this case would be most helpful. But time could be an issue… read on..
Do you have the name of the auditor at least? Or a copy of the 525 letter that kicked off the audit? If you have a POA, you could perhaps call the contact person on that letter at the applicable service center and see if you can track it down directly.
If you do not have that info, then you would have to go the FOIA route and request the audit examination changes (I assume you are referring to the Form 4549…) in the master file.
My concern here – wouldn’t the unanswered examination changes have led to a Notice of Determination being issued at some point?
A FOIA request is the place to start. If you do not get what you need then file a 911 with the Advocate and ask them to obtain a copy of the audit report for you. Or you can just prepare corrected amended returns and file a DATL, taking the position you dont care what the auditor did because you know you can back up the returns you prepared.