22 Dec IRS Payroll Exams
The IRS will start random audits of payroll tax returns starting in February of 2010. They are estimating 6,000 employers will be audited over the next three years. The IRS will be examining issues such as worker classification violations (employee vs. subcontractor) as well as fringe benefits. The IRS will use these results to select other businesses in the future to target in on business or industries that have exposure in these areas.