Does Your Business Need a Financial Statement Audit?

As businesses are formed and as they grow, one question often asked by owners and chief financial officers is whether their companies would benefit from an audit. As you might have guessed, the answer depends on a number of factors specific to each company.

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IRS Audits: Are You Next?

Have you ever wondered what the odds are of your return being audited? This is somewhat of a mystery to taxpayers and unfortunately there is no concrete answer. Audits are generally selected at random, but there are a few things that may flag your return for an audit.

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Why You Should Never Take on the IRS Alone

It’s another normal day at the office, until you receive a letter from the IRS. You’re being audited. What do you do now? The first thing you should do is call your tax advisor! While you might be up to navigating an audit on your own, there are many reasons why utilizing a professional’s help will make or break the outcome of your audit.

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How to Prepare for an IRS Audit

If you do get audited, you’ll have a better chance of an easy audit experience if you start planning for it now. Since we’re in tax season, it’s wise to prepare for a potential audit while your tax information for the previous year is at hand. Here are simple steps you can take today to prepare for a potential audit:

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The Importance of a Quality Employee Benefit Plan Audit

Employee benefit plan (EBP) audits are much more than a simple audit of net assets and income contained in the benefit plan’s financial statements. They also serve as a safeguard to participants, plan management, and plan fiduciaries through compliance testing procedures. Learn more about the importance of quality EBP audits.

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401(k) Benefit Plan Audits: What You Need to Know

It’s already midyear, and that means it’s the perfect time to review the audit requirements for your company-sponsored employee benefit plans. One of the most important and complex audits is the annual audit of your 401(k) plan. Here are some general tips and guidelines to help you understand when you’ll need an audit and what to expect during the process.

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Understanding Audits for Nonprofits (Part 1)

Going through an audit can be a very daunting experience. That goes for both independent audits of your financial statements as well as those necessitated by the IRS. Even though an independent audit has a completely different purpose than an IRS audit, the process can feel equally stressful if you don’t know what to expect. So, how do you know if you need a financial statement audit? When should you begin?

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The Financial Audit: An Unexpected Catalyst for Efficiency and Growth

Most people hear the word “audit”, think of the IRS, and shiver. But in the business and nonprofit worlds, a financial statement audit is simply a commonplace process used to provide information to various groups, including banks, investors, grantors and the state. Savvy business owners and nonprofit leaders know a well-kept secret: audits identify ways to improve internal controls, the bottom line and convey that information to all interested parties.

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