Several Branches within the Division of Taxation conduct tax audits. The purpose of a tax audit is to verify that a taxpayer has filed returns properly and paid the correct amount of tax. Audits are essential for the efficient administration of self-assessed taxes and for ensuring that taxpayers pay neither more nor less tax than the law requires.Learn More About the Audit Standards:
You have the right to appoint a representative to correspond with the Division on your behalf. If you wish to appoint a representative, you must complete the Appointment of Taxpayer Representative Form (Form M-5008-R) 73 kb. The Division will not discuss the details of your audit with anyone unless he/she is named on Form M-5008-R.
If you want technical guidance with a specific adjustment made by the Division, see Tax Type Being Audited.
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