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random sampling invoices for errors?

To check for errors, what would be a good number to sample? [more inside]
posted by egk on Jun 30, 2016 - 5 answers

Accountants of Metafilter, please help me not go crazy.

No, nothing to do with taxes. I am a night auditor now, and the job is seriously activating my analytical streak. I'm pretty good at figuring out how things interact in our system and why they do what they do, but there is a vale I cannot penetrate, though there be wonders beyond it: what the $#&*# is a System Suspense Account? [more inside]
posted by Because on Feb 28, 2015 - 5 answers

My ex-husband says we were audited and I owe half the tax bill!?

My ex-husband says we were audited and I owe half the tax bill!? Is that possible? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2015 - 9 answers

Challenging the new auditor

Looking for MeFites with knowledge of the (FAR) federal acquisition regulations. After 18 years of invoicing the goverment for travel as a contractor and now subcontractor, a new auditor is saying I cannot charge for flights that do not orginate and end at a home airport. No one has ever said this before. Can someone tell me where this is referenced in the 1000+ pages of the FAR.
posted by Xurando on Nov 28, 2014 - 11 answers

Insulation Information?

Our house is a small Cape, with a crawlspace attic. We’re going to get a home energy audit in the next couple of weeks, and the insulation of the attic is of particular concern for us, as it really gets quite warm on our second floor. Can I get your insulation wisdom here? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 29, 2014 - 3 answers

Home-owners Insurance Co Wants to Survey House...After 12 years

I've had a home-owners policy with the same insurance company since purchasing my house in 2002. Last week, I had a message on my answering machine from a man identifying himself as an auditor with a 2nd party surveying firm. He said he was calling at the request of my insurance company to set up a date/time for a survey of my house. [more inside]
posted by klarck on Nov 18, 2013 - 24 answers

Federal Direct Loan repayment & the IRS

What are the potential consequences or complications of paying off your student loans all at once, "in cash"? [more inside]
posted by désoeuvrée on Oct 2, 2013 - 10 answers

How do I conduct an effective data center audit?

I am going to be conducting a data center audit for a company in a colo facility. I need to talk to someone who has either done an audit or works in data center operations about my audit plan to make sure that I am not missing critical parts. Please help if you can.
posted by RedShrek on Apr 30, 2013 - 7 answers

We need an audit to apply for funds. But we have no funds to pay an auditor

How can I get my nonprofit an independent audit pro bono? Is it possible? [more inside]
posted by treehorn+bunny on Oct 25, 2012 - 13 answers

What time-card should my small start-up use for DCAA compliance

Got a Government research contract - now everybody needs to start tracking their time with some kind of DCAA compliant time card system. We're a small 10 person start-up and there's a bewildering range of people and companies offering time tracking solutions. So I'm seeking the hive mind's experience. Should I just use a paper time-cards? If so, where can I find a good template or sample? Should I go with a software or web-based solution? We only have one contract and it encompasses almost everything we do so there's not a lot of complexity tracking multiple proposals. Our business is not to be a government contractor - this project is more in the line of a small business incubator grant.
posted by Long Way To Go on Sep 27, 2012 - 5 answers


Question about proper saving of e-mail and web receipts in case of an IRS audit. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Mar 21, 2012 - 3 answers

Mortgage payment audit advice

How can I find out whether or not my mortgage company is ripping me off? I thought about something like a "forensic audit" but I see via Google that that is the hot new scam, and I don't want to be taken for a ride (twice). I am not looking to modify my loan or get out of my mortgage, I just want to make sure that my payments (for which I pretty much always pay extra) are being applied correctly. [more inside]
posted by Hal Mumkin on Mar 8, 2012 - 7 answers

Is it possible for a currently-credit-troubled person to get my LLC off the ground?

Will I have to undergo a credit check in order to form an LLC and open a business checking account for that company? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2012 - 11 answers

The scarlet A.

Received a letter declaring that I'm about to be audited by the state tax office. It's my first tax audit. What should I expect? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 - 5 answers

under the table, off the books nanny. You could be disbarred and you know it.

I work as a nanny. I work part time for 3 different families. They all know that nannying is my full-time career. Everyone's paying me off the books right now. They all should know better, one family is 2 lawyer parents. I want to pay taxes. Can I? I'm pretty sure I won't owe any taxes because I make so little and when paid legally I never have but the families I work for definitely owe their share on my wages. Will the families I work for all get audited if I try to file? What happens? Should I try to tell them that this is my plan? The last time I talked to a family about wanting to be paid legally the gig fell apart, it was a total disaster and I lost the job. I don't want to screw people over but I don't want to get screwed myself.
posted by anonymous on Oct 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Does filing a 1040x (amended return) increase your chances of being audited?

Does filing a 1040x (amended return) increase your chances of being audited? [more inside]
posted by gibbsjd77 on Jul 16, 2011 - 10 answers

How can I tell if a tax accountant is on the up-and-up?

I'm meeting with a tax accountant for the first time on Wednesday. I'm a freelancer who gets my income from a number of sources (a combination of freelancing and part time salary work), so my taxes are pretty complicated. Two friends who do similar work recommended this guy, and said he got them big refunds last year, despite having almost no taxes withheld all year. I'm a newbie to taxes -- when meeting this guy, how can I tell whether he's on the up-and-up or whether he's going to get me audited?
posted by tweebiscuit on Mar 28, 2011 - 6 answers

This is tax evasion, right?

Help me prevent my step-brother from committing tax evasion/fraud. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2011 - 14 answers

How do I handle an FSA audit when I don't have receipts?

How do I handle a flexible spending account audit when I don't have receipts? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Tattling during an audit

My department is being audited (by an external company) on a project I spend the majority of my time doing. There are numerous problems with the project. I need advice on how to handle myself in a meeting where I may feel like I am tattling on others. [more inside]
posted by soelo on Jul 27, 2010 - 8 answers

What processes have you used to analyse your life?

What processes have you used to analyse your life? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jun 19, 2010 - 19 answers

Stimulus and rebate $$ for home weatherization?

We just had a home energy audit performed on our house, and are preparing to pull the trigger on several thousand dollars' worth of insulating, weather stripping, leak sealing, etc. We're trying to maximize the amount of rebate money we can receive, either through local or federal tax credits, or through stimulus money, NYSERDA or some other source. We're having trouble finding out what exactly is available for the type of work we're having done as NY State homeowners. Any suggestions? Note: we're not interested in low-interest loans or other financing-based incentives.
posted by ericbop on Dec 3, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me gain better administrative skills at my nonprofit -- audits, accounting, and taxes

Help me with my nonprofit's accounting and audit practices. Just looking for some general tips on (1) learning the basics on accounting; (2) learning how to prepare audits most efficiently; and (3) bonus points for help on the more stringent 2008 IRS filing requirements for nonprofits. [more inside]
posted by johnasdf on Aug 5, 2009 - 4 answers

How should I handle taxes when I babysit?

Baby-sitting employer wants to pay under-the-table, but also claim the Child Care Credit using my SSN as a care provider... isn't this asking for trouble? [more inside]
posted by DeucesHigh on May 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Tax consultant with ACA qualification from UK looking to work in Malaysia

What are the working opportunities for tax consultants with ACA qualification in the UK looking to emigrate to Malaysia? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Mar 29, 2009 - 1 answer

I has a pain in my linux logging daemon

Calling all *nix sysadmins in the hive mind ... a bunch of Unix and Linux logging/syslog/syslog-ng questions inside. [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Dec 13, 2008 - 4 answers

Comparing Apples with Apples

I need to 'audit' some Mac G4 computers and workout which are the best to retain after a lease ends. They are all running Tiger and in a lab situation. [more inside]
posted by chairish on Nov 13, 2008 - 3 answers

How can one explain software licensing regulations and requirements?

What can I use in explaining to my boss how software licensing regulations work? My boss seems to think that we can just borrow software from another department and use it for a project that we need to deploy. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 24, 2008 - 16 answers

Competition for Belarc Advisor/Manager?

Competition for Belarc Advisor? For a whole network? Mefite reviews? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Jul 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Looking for a simple HTML sitemap creator

I'm looking for an application that will scan a website (or subsection) and pull out page titles and the URLs into an HTML site map. [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on May 28, 2008 - 3 answers

How to "audit" a linux/oracle system that is administered through a web front end from a windows platform

How to "audit" a linux/oracle system that is administered through a web front end from a windows platform .. [more inside]
posted by cantthinkofone on Apr 29, 2008 - 6 answers

Home is where the debt is?

I'm a woman, divorced, being audited by the IRS, in some credit card debt and have problems with my rental history. Should I sell my home? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 9, 2007 - 14 answers

Who audits the advertised odds on lotteries

One in three chance you'll win a free pop, check under the cap! Does anyone audit these advertised odds? [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Sep 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Should I be worried about an upcoming IRS audit?

I have an audit meeting with the IRS coming up. What can I/should I expect? [more inside]
posted by jasonspaceman on Sep 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me save the world, one Audited Financial Report at a time.

Where can I find the Audited Financial Reports for a bunch of nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Sep 14, 2006 - 5 answers

Email auditing and backup, by date?

I've been asked to set up a mail server for a small company with a specific auditing requirement. How do I insure their requirement "show me all emails from May 30, 2005 to June 30, 2005", for example, is fulfilled? [more inside]
posted by bkudria on May 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Fiscal Year End Filter

What's the quickest interactive way to find out a company's fiscal year end? [more inside]
posted by kaytrem on Mar 24, 2006 - 2 answers

Tax return tips for adult industry?

How can I best avoid an IRS audit? My occupation may complicate things: I’m a professional in the adult entertainment industry with a job that is legal (but often perceived as illegal) and an entirely cash-based business. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2006 - 20 answers

The only sure things in life are. . .

Icky back taxes situation, what would you do (esp. if you know tax law well)? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Feb 7, 2006 - 10 answers

IRS: Does cashing personal checks at checkwriter's bank show up in an audit?

IRSAuditFilter: If one were to, sayy, cash personal checks at the checkwriter's bank, would the IRS know?
posted by anonymoose on Jan 17, 2006 - 17 answers

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