Browse By Alphabet


Audit

1. An examination and verification of a company's financial and accounting records and supporting documents by a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant.

2. An IRS examination of an individual or corporation's tax return, to verify its accuracy. An audit is an IRS examination of an individual or corporation's tax return, to verify its accuracy. There are three types of audits: correspondence audits (the IRS mails a request for additional information), office audits (an interview is conducted at a local IRS office), and field audits (an interview is conducted at a taxpayer's place of business, for a corporate tax return). Since there is always the chance of an audit, experts recommend keeping good records to support all the information in a return. The reason detailed and accurate bookkeeping is so important is that the burden of proof is on the filer, not the IRS.

InvestorGuide

INVESTOR GUIDE

This Glossary is provided by www.InvestorWords.com.
http://www.investorwords.com
Copyright © 1997-2014 by WebFinance Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup
Report Data Issue

To contact , please visit . Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at bwwebmaster@businessweek.com.