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Responding to the IRS and Other Government Agencies

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  • Webinar Date: May 4, 2021
  • Webinar Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT   live
  • Webinar Length: 60 Minutes
  • Guest Speaker:   Vicki Lambert
  • Topic:   Human Resources, Taxation and Accounting
  • Credit:   HRCI 1.0, SHRM 1.0, CPE 1.0
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Audits of employers, especially by the IRS are on the increase.  Whether it is the result of a complaint by an employee, a miscommunication after receiving an IRS Notice or just a random case of “you got picked” to be audited.  Today employers have more chances to be audited than ever before.  And although most of us think of IRS when the word audit is mentioned they are not the only ones who audit.  Wage and hour audits on the federal level are also on the increase. In fact, the IRS and the DOL are working together with the counterparts in almost every state to ensure compliance by employers through the use of audits.  

Learning Objectives:

To be able to communicate effectively with the IRS and other regulatory agencies is a skill vital to any payroll professional. This skill significantly reduces anxiety, provides clarity in response to official communications, and in some cases helps prevent simple issues from escalating to serious situations—which can result in audits. This skill begins with understanding how to interpret the notices received from the IRS, including the various codes used to explain what they seek. It ends with writing your responding communication in such a way as to provide all the information needed to end the matter successfully.  But it isn’t only the IRS that communicates with employers. Proper handling of Department of Labor phone calls or contact can greatly reduce the chance of a full blown audit. 

But what if you are audited by the IRS or another government agency, how should you prepare for and deal with this type of audit? There are tips that can assist in preparing for that audit you know is coming. They start with preparation and end with cooperation. But in-between you will need to make sure you plan your audit out completely from your perspective so you can meet the audit head-on fully prepared.

Perhaps a better question than how do I prepare for an audit is how can I avoid an IRS or DOL audit in the first place?  The best way to avoid an external audit is by conducting an internal one first.  By conducting a full audit of the department you can identify problem areas where compliance is an issue and deal with them before they become the topic of an IRS or Department of Labor audit or notice.


  • How to determine what is—and is not—an IRS notice 
  • Step by step instructions on how to respond to an IRS notice 
  • Dos and don’ts of corresponding with the IRS or any government agency 
  • Tips on preparing for an audit 
  • Best practices for payroll departments to avoid audits 
  • How to beat them to it—strategies to conduct your own internal audit

Who will Benefit:

  • Payroll Executives/Managers/Administrators/Professionals/Practitioners/Entry Level Personnel
  • Human Resources Executives/Managers/Administrators
  • Accounting Personnel
  • Business Owners/Executive Officers/Operations and Departmental Managers
  • Lawmakers
  • Attorneys/Legal Professionals
  • Any individual or entity that must deal with the complexities and requirements of paying employees in multiple states

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn How to determine what is—and is not—an IRS notice 
  • Learn Step by step instructions on how to respond to an IRS notice 
  • Learn Dos and don’ts of corresponding with the IRS or any government agency 

Guest Speaker

  • Vicki M. Lambert, CPP

HRCI Credit

Human Resource Certification Institute
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SHRM Credit

Society for Human Resource Management
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Continuing Professional Education

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