Proskauer Benefits Brief: Legal Insight on Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Episode 2: The Ten Things You Need to Know to Survive an IRS Audit

April 3, 2018

In this episode of the Proskauer Benefits Brief, Paul Hamburger, co-chair of Proskauer’s Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Group, and associate Katrina McCann discuss the top ten things employers need to know to survive an IRS audit. Although plans can be audited at any time, the IRS is focused on Employee Plans Team Audits (EPTA), which deal with large plans that cover 2,500 or more participants. Even though the number of EPTA plans is fewer than 1%, the IRS has found that these plans cover approximately 60% of all participants and nearly 70% of all plan assets. So, whether you are subject to an EPTA audit, a random audit of a smaller plan, or an issue-specific audit, be sure to listen and understand how these tips can help you survive the IRS audit process.