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IRS Extends Time for Manager Meetings on Audits

The time for examiners to conduct a Group Manager Concurrence Meeting as part of a tax audit has been extended from 14 days to 30 days, the Internal Revenue Service said in a memorandum (SBSE-04-0312-023 ) to agents.

This interim guidance memorandum is being issued to Examination personnel to advise the requirement to conduct a GMCM has changed from no later than 14 business days to no later than 30 business days after completion of the initial appointment. This change is effective immediately. Please ensure this information is distributed to all affected employees within your organization.

The GMCM provides the examiner and the manager an opportunity to discuss the scope and depth of the examination, as well as the mutual commitment date, resulting in fewer delays, increased efficiency, and higher quality of examinations.

This guidance will be incorporated into IRM 4.10.3, Examination Techniques, and IRM 1.4.40, SB/SE Field and Office Examination Group Manager, by March 16, 2013.

Read more at: Tax Times blog

 
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