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Employment Tax Audits

Posted on the 08 February, 2010 at 8:30 am Written by in Taxes

The IRS has announced that it will start intensive employment tax audits under its National Research Program (NRP) with random audits to begin in February 2010. The IRS said it will audit approximately 6,000 U.S. companies

The NRP project will help the IRS update its noncompliance estimates and its audit selection programs. The IRS does not believe that its traditional audits yield compliance data as accurate as the NRP. NRP audits are random and allow the IRS to statistically measure noncompliance in a specific area.

The goal of this program is to gather information in five categories: worker classification, fringe benefits, nonfilers, reimbursed expenses, and officer compensation.