Texas mixed beverage tax audits have nothing to do with what actually happened during the audit period and everything to do with what you can prove happened. All the variables necessary in the calculation must be documented correctly by you, the taxpayer and analyzed properly by the auditor, or you will be assessed additional tax. This presents a couple of problems.
- Many operational decisions that are made by owners, operators, general managers and even bartenders can impact any one of the variables used in the audit and create tax due.
- Auditors consistently make mathematical and analytical errors that cause large audit assessments.