Preparing for an Audit

Audits need not be a major problem. Your preparation is key.

  • Accurate estimation of payroll upfront and reporting of any major changes throughout the year makes audits easier and less painful since the likelihood of a major audit premium is greatly reduced.
  • Documentation of payroll classes by duties can help lower rates and make an audit much easier
  • Provide certificates of insurance on all sub-contractors
  • Have State and Federal quarterly tax reports ready
  • Have owners, partners and their relatives clearly identified as such on your payroll records.

If you audit is done by an on-sight auditor, ask for a copy of the audit worksheet to help you understand the audit basis and verify its accuracy. If you disagree with the results of an audit, you can request another. And you can always call us with any questions and concerns you have.