It is no secret that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a large and complex organization. Even so, it is not as intricate as the tax laws they monitor and enforce. If you have ever had to actively engage in legal action regarding tax laws, you have probably quickly realized that the complexity of the process can feel overwhelming. If you are facing an audit, one of the most comforting things you can do is to learn about your rights.
For individuals and businesses in Ohio and throughout the country, receiving a notice or letter in the mail from the IRS can be a confusing, even frightening experience. Perhaps you are being audited, accused of criminal tax evasion, or are the target of an IRS criminal investigation.
Over the road trucking is a tough business, especially for the typical owner-operator. Income is often erratic, depending on the number of loads available and shipping schedules. Many trucking contracts have inflexible fuel reimbursement rates which can make for very slim profit margins. As a result, many Ohio truck drivers find themselves behind on taxes. To make matters worse, there is a cottage industry of "trucking tax specialists" out there who provide misleading, often fraudulent, advice about what a trucker can deduct on his or her tax return. It is not unusual for these "specialists" to invent expenses to artificially lower taxable income.