The IRS and state agencies have hired more auditors – and are being more aggressive than ever in enforcing payroll tax laws.
Whether or not you did anything wrong, you are at high risk for a payroll tax audit if:
You use a lot of Independent Contractors
Have high employee expense write-offs
Award large executive compensation packages
Are in a growth industry
Provide a lot of fringe benefits
Provide stock options or other forms of non-salary compensation
Are a multi-state employer
But do not panic if you are selected for a payroll tax audit by the IRS or a state agency: audits are part of the business process. However – whether you did anything wrong or were simply a random selection for an audit – knowing what to do, preparing for the auditors arrival, and prudent cooperation with the taxing agency are the keys to managing the upcoming audit.
And our Presenter, an ex auditor himself, will show you exactly what to do. By attending, you learn how to prepare for the before, conduct yourself during, and react in your best interest after the audit.
Specifically, you will learn what the agency will ask for and expect from you, as well as proven methods that will both comply with statutory requirements of your business and promote a quick audit process with minimal disruption to your operations. Finally, you will learn how to respond to audit findings in ways that protect your rights and allow you to move on.
Areas Covered in the Session :
Don’t wait until you get an audit notice to be prepared! Attend this informative session and learn:
How/why businesses are selected for audits
How to notify and prepare key personnel
How to review requests for information sent with the audit letter
How to gather and summarize information and documentation
Tactics for anticipating interview questions and preparing answers
Which records and information are necessary, as well as NOT necessary, for the audit
Which financial records to produce, and when it is OK to summarize or edit
Which information is it OK to NOT divulge
When there is need for professional representation
How to anticipate your audit exposure, as well as your personnel’s capacity to manage the audit process
The different levels and costs for professional representation, and how they can save you time and money throughout the audit
How to handle the results of the audit, including how to file appeals, how to avoid involuntary collection action, and how to ensure your company information is kept confidential
Who Will Benefit:
Small to Medium Sized Business Owners
Start up Entrepreneurs