Law360 Quotes Mark Allison on 7 Tips for Dealing With a Cash-Strapped IRS
Caplin & Drysdale's Mark D. Allison discussed tips for reducing the stress of working with the IRS, such as facilitating relationships and responding promptly to requests for information. For the complete article, please visit Law360's website (subscription required).
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Mark D. Allison of Caplin & Drysdale Chtd. said it's tempting when interacting with an auditor who's unfamiliar with the applicable rules and statutes to make things difficult for him, but he said he finds issues are resolved much more quickly and smoothly if he takes the time to educate the auditor.
"If you can facilitate the relationship with the auditor, educate them and persuade them this is something you can resolve in a cordial fashion, they don't feel a need to waste a limited amount of resources to pull in the big guns," Allison said.