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New IRS Employment Tax Study Coming

Posted on the 04 December, 2009 at 9:25 pm Written by in Taxes

The IRS intends to start a research study on employment tax compliance beginning in February, 2010. The IRS will randomly select 2,000 taxpayers each year for the next three years for audit.

Why? The IRS believes that its data on employment tax compliance is dated. It has been over 20 years since their last study.

When done, the IRS will use the results to help select and audit employment tax returns. The IRS wants to select the returns which have the most compliance risk, that is, the highest likelihood of collecting additional tax.