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What is an audit deficiency?

Last Updated: 19th January, 2020

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A11. A significant deficiency is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting that is less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit attention by those responsible for oversight of the company's financial reporting.

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Hereof, what happens if you fail an audit?

If you fail to pay the taxes after an audit within 21 days, the IRS will charge you additional penalties of 0.5 percent for each month you are late in paying the taxes. A criminal penalty is the most severe penalty that a taxpayer can face during the audit process.

Subsequently, question is, do significant deficiencies have to be disclosed to the public? A: A registrant is obligated to identify and publicly disclose all material weaknesses. If management identifies a significant deficiency it is not obligated by virtue of that fact to publicly disclose the existence or nature of the significant deficiency.

Hereof, why do audits fail?

The cause of audit failure: Audit failures occurs when there is a serious distortion of the financial that not reflected in the audit reports and auditors has made a serious errors in the conduct of the audit.

What happens in an audit?

A tax audit is performed to asses the validity and reliability of the information that you have provided. During a tax audit, the IRS may review your financial records, such as income statements, bank accounts, credit records, receipts, and monthly and annual expenditures.

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