Do You Know Where Your Tax-Exempt Bond Records Are? A Review of the IRS's Compliance Check Questionnaire for Tax-Exempt Bonds
On August 21, 2007, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued its long–awaited "Compliance Check Questionnaire" relating to record retention and compliance by borrowers of the proceeds of tax-exempt bond issues.
The teleconference will:
- Explain the difference between a "compliance check" and an examination, and why in practice it is highly desirable to complete the requested questionnaire even if doing so is not technically required;
- Review the questionnaire, including several questions that are ambiguous or difficult to answer in the required "yes/no" format;
- Recommend a practical approach to responding to the questionnaire for institutions that may have less than perfect historical documentation; and
- Provide recommendations for enhancing compliance by all institutions, including those that have not received the questionnaire.