Be ready to cope with the reality of the IRS’s employment tax audit initiative and its potential impact on your business. Whether your business has been audited, is under investigation or has been notified of alleged violations, contact Brown, PC. Attorney Lawrence Brown, a former prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, welcomes the opportunity to advise you on employment tax issues including the following:
- Worker classification and employment tax audit initiative
- Contractor vs. employee worker classification (see Twenty factors for worker classification)
- Independent contractor or employee: Which have you hired?
- Exempt vs. nonexempt employee classification
- Fringe benefits and employer tax audit initiative
- Expense reimbursement
- Officer compensation
- Other related payroll issues
- High net worth initiative
The most recent IRS employment tax audit initiative started in 2010 and is now in full operation. This tax audit initiative is related to a national research project (NRP) concerning business practices and employer practices. Employers of all sizes and types are under scrutiny as the IRS looks for ways to collect revenue that is not being withheld or paid to the IRS. Under the guise of information gathering, the IRS has been studying different types of businesses and learning more about business practices, cash flow channels, compliance practices and tax liability gaps and loopholes. What the IRS characterizes as research has, of course, the ultimate goal of collecting more revenue. To date, the IRS has estimated that employers are underreporting and underpaying to the tune of $14 billion annually.
Nationwide Employment Tax Audit Lawyer
Lawrence Brown brings key insights into every tax matter thanks to experience gained as a former trial lawyer for the Department of Justice Tax Division. Brown, PC, collaborates with tax experts such as CPAs, auditors and former IRS agents in order to devise an appropriate strategy for employers with much at stake. We operate with nothing less than success as the goal as we work to aggressively counter the IRS.
Brown, PC, serves individuals and businesses in the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex, statewide in Texas and nationwide. Will your business be targeted in the IRS employment tax audit initiative? Attorney Lawrence Brown can advise and represent you as needed. Contact Lawrence Brown at 888-870-0025 to arrange a confidential consultation about your impending employment tax audit.