Webcast: IRS Audits (XAIRS18)
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Internal Revenue Service audits (or “exams” in IRS lingo) are an integral part of the tax compliance landscape. Although statistically few returns are selected for exam each year, this fact tends to be of little comfort to the taxpayer who has won the “audit lottery.” While CPAs cannot do much to prevent a client’s return from being audited, they can perform a valuable service by assuring that the exam is no more of a burden on the client than is necessary.

1/17/2018
When: 01/17/2018
12:00 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
AICPA
1405965:83EBAE9E7AF2FC31FB25FFD58860B153
United States
Presenter: Doug Stives


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Acronym XAIRS18
CPE 4 hours
Vendor AICPA
Category
Tax
Level Advanced
Prerequisite None
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Registration Fees
Members* $159
CPA Non-Members $199

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Course Description

Internal Revenue Service audits (or “exams” in IRS lingo) are an integral part of the tax compliance landscape. Although statistically few returns are selected for exam each year, this fact tends to be of little comfort to the taxpayer who has won the “audit lottery.” While CPAs cannot do much to prevent a client’s return from being audited, they can perform a valuable service by assuring that the exam is no more of a burden on the client than is necessary and that the client’s rights and interests are adequately safeguarded. Accomplishing this objective begins with a familiarity with the audit process.

Objectives

  • Evaluate IRS audit trends and the audit selection process
  • Understand the types of IRS audits
  • Determine when IRS requests could be challenged
  • Become familiar with the timing, scope, and location of various IRS audits
  • Understand IRS audit techniques and inquiries and appeal rights
  • Manage the information document request process and evaluate the contents of a revenue agent report (RAR)
  • Understand how to update/amend related state income tax returns as affected by the Federal RAR

Major Topics

  • RAR: Revenue Adjustment Report
  • Preparing responses
  • Accounting for audit adjustments
  • Amended state tax returns
  • Installment Agreements
  • Offers in Compromise
  • The Assessment Process
  • The Collection Process for seizures and sales of taxpayer property
  • The IRS process for seizures and sales of taxpayer property

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