Webcast: IRS Tax Examinations and Hot Issues (XSEXI4117)
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Due to IRS issue focused examinations, CPAs need to understand what types of returns are selected for examination and ways to help clients survive an IRS audit with little or no change. As a result of issue focused examinations, CPAs must understand what are the high audit risk area issues and what the IRS is focusing on when a return is examined. In addition, because tax-related identity theft is a common issue for many taxpayers, it is critical for CPAs to understand the procedures necessary t

7/18/2017
When: 07/18/2017
12:30 PM until 4:00 PM
Where: Webcast
Surgent
EXI4-2017-01-WEBNR-199-01
United States
Presenter: Debbie Phillips, M.S.T., CPA


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Acronym XSEXI4117
CPE 4 hours
Vendor Surgent
Category
Taxation
Level Intermediate
Prerequisite Experience in preparing individual and business tax returns
Adv Prep None
Yellow Book? No
Designed for CPAs in public practice who prepare tax returns and represent their clients on IRS examinations
Registration
Member $139
CPA Non-Member $189

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Course Description

Due to IRS issue focused examinations, CPAs need to understand what types of returns are selected for examination and ways to help clients survive an IRS audit with little or no change. As a result of issue focused examinations, CPAs must understand what are the high audit risk area issues and what the IRS is focusing on when a return is examined. In addition, because tax-related identity theft is a common issue for many taxpayers, it is critical for CPAs to understand the procedures necessary to resolve this matter for their clients.

Objectives

  • Understand the IRS process for selecting returns for examination
  • Identify the types of returns the IRS is examining
  • Understand what are the hot examination issues the IRS is focusing on to help clients reduce their exposure to additional tax assessments
  • Determine if your client is a victim of tax-related identity theft and the procedures to use to resolve strategies for dealing with IRS examiners and presenting your clients’ tax positions in the best light possible 

 

Topics

  • Criteria that the IRS uses to select returns for examination
  • Worker classification determinations on who is an employee and who is an independent contractor
  • S corporation officer’s reasonable compensation issues
  • Responsibilities to pay the employment taxes when the business defaults
  • Tax-related identity theft procedures