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Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan
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The Internal Revenue Service appears to have increased its audit activity involving qualified retirement plans and has recently conducted an extensive review of 401(k) plan compliance concerns and published an interim report. In this Knowledge Group IRS Audit LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

This live webcast will provide employee benefits and tax professionals with a comprehensive overview of how to minimize audit risk before being selected for an IRS audit of your qualified retirement plan and how to handle the audit once a plan is selected.

Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Method Of Presentation: Group-Based-Internet
Developer: The Knowledge Group, LLC
Recommended CLE/CPE Hours: 1.75 - 2.0
Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials
Course Code: 124339
Recording Fee: $299 (Please click here for details)


Featured Speakers for Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan LIVE Webcast :

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Monika A. Templeman, Esq. , Director, Employee Plans Examinations
Thomas Petit, EP Exam Area Manager, Gulf Coast
Internal Revenue Service

  • • Detailed discussion of the top recurring errors found on examination and submitted to the Voluntary Correction Program.
  • • Tools available for plan sponsors to address these recurring errors and other errors prior to audit notification.
  • • Steps plan sponsors can take to make the audit a more positive experience.
  • • Knowing the difference between a plan examination and a compliance check.
  • • What the IRS learned so far from the 401(k) Questionnaire.

Susan Mehlman , Director Compensation & Benefits Practice,

  • • Discussion on internal Company structure and communication between Finance and Human Resources
  • • Examination of internal Company committees structure; policies and procedures
  • • Maintenance of internal records – structured for responding to audit inquires
  • • Company’s response and communication to IRS audit letter – organization of materials
  • • Working with your external Plan Vendors to gather information and prepare for an IRS Audit

Jake R. Downing, Attorney,
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

  • • How to best identify common errors and correct them before the IRS opens an audit.
  • • A few tips on things the IRS might be looking for that plan fiduciaries and sponsors may not be expecting.
  • • How to manage service provider relationships with an eye toward an eventual IRS audit.

Internal Revenue Service
Monika A. Templeman, Esq.
Director, Employee Plans Examinations
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Internal Revenue Service
Thomas Petit
EP Exam Area Manager, Gulf Coast
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Susan Mehlman
Director Compensation & Benefits Practice
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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Jake R. Downing
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Who Should Attend?

- Human Resource and Tax Employees
- Employee Benefits Attorneys
- Tax Attorneys
- Corporate Counsel

Why Attend?

This is a must attend for all employee benefits and tax professionals who need to be in the know on how to prepare and respond to an IRS Audit.

- Detailed guidance explained by the most qualified key leaders & experts
- Hear directly from key regulators & thought leaders
- Interact directly with panel during Q&A

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The Knowledge Group, LLC is producing this event for information purposes only. We do not intend to provide or offer business advice. The contents of this event are based upon the opinions of our speakers. The Knowledge Congress does not warrant their accuracy and completeness. The statements made by them are based on their independent opinions and does not necessarily reflect that of The Knowledge Congress' views. In no event shall The Knowledge Congress be liable to any person or business entity for any special, direct, indirect, punitive, incidental or consequential damages as a result of any information gathered from this webcast.

























Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan
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Event Sponsors:

Seyfarth Shaw (“Seyfarth”) has over 750 lawyers practicing in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and London. As a full-service law firm, Seyfarth provides a broad range of legal services, including Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, Corporate & Finance, Tax, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, and Litigation.

Our clients range from Fortune 100 to midsize companies, and include publicly traded and privately held businesses. We represent clients in all industries and in all geographies and we are diligent in providing the same level of commitment to each client.

One of the attributes that distinguishes Seyfarth from other national law firms is the degree to which we function as an integrated national organization, with day-to-day interaction and joint representation among lawyers in all ten of the firm’s offices. This high degree of integration results from the manner in which our firm has expanded. Rather than creating multiple offices by acquisition and regarding them as distinct branches, nine of our ten offices were opened by existing Seyfarth attorneys from an established office in response to the needs of our national clients. Today, Seyfarth provides representation to our clients in every state of the country.

Moss Adams LLP is one of the 15 largest accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Seattle, Moss Adams has 21 locations. Nationwide, Moss Adams provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public and private middle-market enterprises in many different industries. Their staff of over 1,800 includes approximately 230 partners. They’re also a founding member of Praxity, AISBL, a global alliance of independent accounting firms in the major markets of North America, South America, Europe, and Asia.

Moss Adams has a compensation and benefits practice with dedicated professionals that can assist in managing an organization’s compliance requirements with the Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and ERISA regulations. Their professionals are available to help with various plan design and implementation procedures, perform internal process reviews and provide communication to management regarding best practices.

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Internal Revenue Service


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