The Doctor Is In
University law clinics offer first aid to entrepreneurs who've been hit by an audit.
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Sparring with the IRS is never a cakewalk, especially ifyou're a small-business owner without legal representation. Butif you're fortunate enough to win help from a free law clinic,dealing with the IRS can be a lot less taxing.
Such was the case for entrepreneurs Carol and Fred Toerge, whooperate an industrial design firm in Sun Valley, California.Trouble began for the Toerges when the IRS audited their 1994 taxreturn. The agent in charge zeroed in on business deductions thecouple had claimed for lumber, nails, packing crates and othermaterials used in their business.
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