All taxpayers have the right to be given before an examination begins a detailed explanation of how the audit will be conducted, their appeal rights and information about the Taxpayer Advocate office. This right is given to all taxpayer who are subject to any type of IRS examination procedure.
Details of your IRS Audit Rights
If the taxpayer is interested in more detail in determining the IRS audit process they can find more information by reading Publication 556 on the IRS website. All IRS employees are required to explain the audit process prior to beginning the processes and procedures that involve the taxpayer. The IRS employee must explain everything in detail and answer any questions that may arise.
Make sure that you understand everything that is about to take place before an audit. If you are not comfortable with something the IRS is telling you, seek professional assistance so you can approach the IRS at an arm’s length instead of head on.