IRS Audits of City Payroll

Information Memo

Published: May 15, 2023

IRS Audits of City Payroll
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Prepare for a potential IRS audit or compliance check by learning about common problematic issues for cities such as expense reimbursements, fringe benefits and payroll issues like social security and Medicare wages for police and fire employees, social security for elected officials and tax treatment for common health insurance issues.