J.J. Keller & Associates announced they were successfully able to reduce initial International Fuel Tax Association, International Registration Plan and mileage tax audit assessments by more than 75 percent in 2009, helping clients collectively save more than $100,000.
J.J. Keller assisted its clients in a total of 84 audits in 2009, including audits for compliance in IFTA, IRP and mileage tax reporting. The audit assistance is a service only available to current clients that outsource compliance work, such as permitting and reporting, to J.J. Keller.
“We work very closely with our clients to fill any gaps in compliance, such as missing information on driver trip report and fuel records – we try to uncover anything that may come up in an audit, and help clients effectively address and correct those gaps,” says Connie Owen, Compliance Services manager for Neenah, Wis.-based J.J. Keller. “By participating in as many audits as we do, we know what to look for and how it should be addressed.”
Typical reasons for an audit assessment are missing information on driver trip and fuel records, ignoring audit notices and unreported miles and fuel, along with other recordkeeping errors.