GA Department of Revenue Sales Tax Audit Defense
A sales tax audit is performed by the Georgia Department of Revenue to determine if your company has collected and paid the correct amount of sales (and use) tax to the State of Georgia. This type of exam is time consuming and resource intensive. The state auditor will review financial documents, audits, point-of-sales records, and other data points to determine the amount that was payable to the state. Audit defense involves determining whether your company is subject to GA sales tax compliance, and then a detailed review of the relevant business records, calculations, and transactions to determine compliance and exposure. Knowing where the issues are before the state identifies them positions us in a better position to mitigate and negotiate with the State. Throughout the process, we act as your company’s representative with the State, reducing your tax department’s time invested in the audit and exposure to the auditor.
The length of the audit will vary greatly between companies. Some of the factors that influence the timeline include:
In most cases, a simple audit will last a few months. More complex audits can potentially take years to fully resolve.
Georgia requires businesses to collect and pay sales tax under a number of conditions, including:
A detail review of whether the company is subject to sales tax in Georgia is performed as part of the audit defense.
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