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Beware: M&A Activity Can Trigger Unexpected Tax Issues

During a merger or acquisition, the issues surrounding employee benefit plans may not get a great deal of attention. But afterwards, the complexities of merging a variety of benefit arrangements can overwhelm the companies. Even worse, the IRS is on the lookout for compliance failures after a merger or acquisition and may step in to conduct a “team audit.” Keep reading for the key issues the IRS looks for when conducting an employee benefit plan audit.