IRS Review Processes In A Nutshell

The process differs depending on the type of IRS review a nonprofit undergoes.

An audit begins with the initial contact and continues until audit findings are discussed in a closing conference (in person or by phone) and a closing letter is issued. An officer, your representative and the agent will discuss the agent’s conclusions at the closing conference. Both the conference and the letter will explain your appeal rights.

Compliance checks and compliance questionnaires also start with the initial contact letter. IRS personnel will review requested items submitted via mail and follow up as needed. They may request additional information. The IRS likely will contact your organization again if you don’t respond.

At the end of a compliance check, the agent typically issues a closing letter. But if you’ve received just a compliance questionnaire, once you have provided the requested information, you may never hear from the IRS again.

Contact us – we can help to make sure your organization stays in compliance.