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Sum2 Commissions IRS Audit Risk Study

IRS Audit Risk

IRS Audit Risk

Sum2 has commissioned a survey to determine financial services industry awareness and readiness for IRS audit risk factors.  The survey seeks to determine industry awareness of IRS Industry Focus Issue risk exposures for hedge funds, private equity firms, RIAs, CTAs and corporations using offshore structures.

The survey is open to fund management executives, corporate treasury, tax managers and industry service providers.  CPAs, tax attorneys, compliance professions, administrators, custodians and prime brokers are welcome to take the study.

The study’s purpose is to determine the level of industry preparedness and steps fund managers are taking to mitigate potential exposures to IRS Industry Focus Issue risk.

The goal of the survey is to help Sum2 better respond to the critical needs of fund managers and the alternative investment management industry by improving our just released IRS Audit Risk Program (IARP) for fund managers.

Product information on IARP can be accessed here.

If you are unaware of the issues raised in this study, IRS background information can be found here.

Sum2 has also posted a series of alerts on the subject on our Credit Redi blog which can be found here.

This survey asks ten questions. The questions concern participants awareness about IFI that pertain to their fund or fund management practice. The survey seeks to determine overall industry risk awareness, awareness of potential risk exposure to IFI risk factors and any mitigation initiatives managers may plan to address IFI risk factors.   It should take no more then 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project.   If  participants feel uncomfortable answering any questions, they can withdraw from the survey at any point.   It is very important for us to learn your opinions.

Survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate.   Respondent data will be coded and will remain confidential.   If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Sum2, LLC at 973.287.7535 or by email at customer.service@sum2.com.

Thank you for your time and support.

Please start with the survey by clicking here: IRS Audit Risk Study

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March 8, 2009 - Posted by | hedge funds, IRS, off shore, risk management, Sum2, Tax, taxation, Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , ,

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