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Thomas Petit, EP Exam Area Manager, Gulf Coast, Internal Revenue Service to Speak at KC’s Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan

New York, NY, June 14, 2012 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Thomas Petit, EP Exam Area Manager, Gulf Coast, Internal Revenue Service, will speak at a 2-hour webcast entitled “Preparing for and Responding to an IRS Audit of an Employee Benefit Plan Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for August 14, 2012 from 12pm-2pm (ET).

About Thomas Petit

Tom is the Area Manager of the Employee Plans Examination Gulf Coast. Tom started his IRS career with the Employee Plans section of EP/EO in Dallas in January, 1987. He worked both determinations and examinations before being selected as a review agent in Technical Review Staff in 1989. He became an EP Group Manager in 1991. In addition to managing examination and determination groups, he served as Chief, Planning and Special Projects (PSP), and on the staff of the EP/EO Division Chief during the 1995 reorganization of the Midstates Region. Tom served on two TEGE Modernization teams when EP/EO was reorganized into TE/GE. Tom became the manager of the EP examination group in Austin in 1996, and he became the manager of the Gulf Coast Employee Plans Team Audit (EPTA) group in October, 2001. He was selected as area manager in 2011.

Tom has a BA degree from Gannon University in Erie, PA, and masters in business from The University of Texas at Austin. Tom is married and has two children.

Event Synopsis:

The Internal Revenue Service appears to have increased its audit activity involving qualified retirement plans and has recently conducted an extensive review of 401(k) plan compliance concerns and published an interim report. In this Knowledge Group IRS Audit live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals will help you understand the most critical issues which will include:

• Overview of common qualified plan compliance concerns
• Steps qualified plan sponsors can take to address these concerns before being selected for
• Procedural steps sponsors can take during IRS to achieve a positive result
• Review of the IRS’s new 401(k) compliance initiative
• Live interactive Q&A session

This live webcast will provide employee benefits and tax professionals with a comprehensive overview of how to minimize audit risk before being selected for an IRS audit of your qualified retirement plan and how to handle the audit once a plan is selected.

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. Its mission is to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webcasts that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format.

The organization brings together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts to study the impact of changes and emerging trends. Hear from leading government officials/regulators, key thought leaders, and industry experts objectively analyze the latest trends and issues and their impact on industries. For further details, please visit the organization’s website:
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