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NTA Blog: If There Is a Government Shutdown, the Taxpayer Advocate Service Will Not Be Permitted to Assist Taxpayers

September 29, 2023 – As of today, it appears Congress may not approve appropriations legislation to fund parts of the […] The post NTA Blog: If There Is a Government Shutdown, the Taxpa...

TAS Tax Tip: Waiting on an Employee Retention Credit Refund?

September 28, 2023 – The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a complex tax credit for businesses and tax-exempt organizations that kept paying […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Waiting on an Emp...

NTA Blog: Nationwide Tax Forum FAQs – Part One

September 28, 2023 – The IRS Nationwide Tax Forum was back in-person and in full swing this summer after three […] The post NTA Blog: Nationwide Tax Forum FAQs – Part One appeared first...

TAS Success Story: TAS helps in conservatorship refund case

September 21, 2023  – A distraught taxpayer contacted TAS for help because her mother had been in a conservatorship with […] The post TAS Success Story: TAS helps in conservatorship ref...

NTA Blog: Collection Part Two: End of the IRS Revenue Officer “Pop-In” Visit

September 11, 2023 – The IRS announced it is ending the practice of unannounced visits from its revenue officers. The […] The post NTA Blog: Collection Part Two: End of the IRS Revenue ...

TAS Tax Tip: Get an Identity Protection PIN to protect yourself from tax-related identity theft

September 7, 2023 – TAS is pleased to share the news that the IRS has now opened up enrollment in the […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Get an Identity Protection PIN to protect yourself from t...

NTA Blog: Collection Part One – Do You Have an Outstanding Tax Due? Why Wait?

September 7, 2023 – In a March 2022 blog, I wrote about the IRS suspension of more than a dozen […] The post NTA Blog: Collection Part One – Do You Have an Outstanding Tax Due? Why Wait...

TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October Extension Filers

September 1, 2023 – Most taxpayers who requested an extension of time to file for their 2022 federal income tax return will […] The post TAS Tax Tip: Important Reminders for October Ext...

TAS Success Story: TAS ensures statutes are appropriately enforced

September 1, 2023  – When a taxpayer does not file a required tax return, the IRS has the option of […] The post TAS Success Story: TAS ensures statutes are appropriately enforced appea...

NTA Blog: Reconsidering the IRS’s Approach to Supervisory Review

August 29, 2023 – Some penalties require supervisory approval before they can be assessed by the IRS. The applicable statute, […] The post NTA Blog: Reconsidering the IRS’s Approach to ...


Jason F. Clausen, P.C. provides attestation and assurance services to businesses in a variety of industries, with particular specialization in Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) and Nonprofit Organizations (NPOs). At Jason F. Clausen, P.C., we strive to meet each client's specific needs in planning for the future and achieving their goals in an ever-changing financial and regulatory environment.

Assurance and Attestation Services:

Audits offer the highest level of assurance to third parties, and include in-depth examination and confirmation of account balances, inventories, and selected transactions. We perform audits for you to remove errors, ascertaining the validity and reliability of your information.

Reviews provide limited assurance to outside interests and involve inquiries and analytical procedures that confirm financial statement matters and identify any items requiring further analysis. We perform reviews to ensure the integrity of your data.

Compilations are usually requested for internal purposes and are based upon information provided by a company's management. They do not offer assurance but may involve some adjustment to accounting records.

Other engagements
Other types of engagements of this type are usually requested as either an area of concern management, requests from our clients’ customers, or specific reporting required by governments. (i.e. Opinions on Internal Controls, Payroll Tax Auditing, etc.).

Our professional services include:

Audits of Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Organizations are often required to have annual audits in compliance with grant terms and agreements, financial arrangements, or governmental requirements. Jason F. Clausen, P.C. has a special concentration in Nonprofit Organization auditing, and has been a growing resource for nonprofit organizations located throughout the United States.

Single Audits

Does your organization receive funding from the Federal Government? If so, you may be required to have a Single Audit. A Single Audit involves not only the audit of the financial statements, but also assessments of internal control, and compliance within the requirements of Uniform Guidance. Single Audits require knowledge and experience beyond the needs for audits of traditional financial statements. Jason F. Clausen, P.C.’s audit experience in this area can serve your organization as a knowledge resource and an efficient alternative to others who may not be as familiar with Government Auditing Standards required for these types of audits.

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Audits of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs)

Over the last several years, the number of states that are now requiring financial statements audits for Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) has increased to over 30. All signs indicate that this trend is on the rise.

PEOs are swarmed with different sets of regulation at the federal level, and at the state level, with each state being different from one another. With the many different states requiring financial statement audits, and various types of ratios in order for proper compliance, it may be difficult to keep up to date on new developments within each state.

Jason F. Clausen, CPA, has been engaged as a CPA with PEOs since 1999, both internally as a controller for a PEO family active in over 40 states, and as an auditor for PEOs with gross receipts ranging from $9 Million to $500 Million.

Given the years of experience in audit and compliance work with PEOs, we consider it a specialty of ours. If your organization is a PEO, we would like the opportunity to discuss our services with you. We serve nationwide.

Audits of Employee Benefit Plans

Generally, Federal law requires employee benefit plans with 100 or more participants to have an audit as part of their obligation to file an annual return/report (Form 5500). If your employee benefit plan is required to have an audit, one of the most important duties of the plan administrator is to hire an independent qualified public accountant. Our firm, as part of our auditing expertise, has great knowledge and specialized expertise with regard to the procedures required to perform these audits with audits of employee benefit plans.

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Audits of Privately-Held Businesses

Private Businesses may be required to have an annual financial statement audit for a variety of reasons: lending requirements, business licenses, corporate by-laws, etc. In choosing your auditor, some of the factors may be reputation of the firm, fees expected, expertise of the auditor. Our firm is specialized in auditing services, and are familiar enough with auditing procedures that prevent us from overauditing, which is common among CPAs who may be less familiar or up to date with generally accepted auditing procedures.

Peer Reviews

Is your firm currently enrolled in the AICPA Peer Review Program? My firm performs firm-on-firm reviews. Both System Reviews and Engagement Reviews. We cover the following types of engagements:

- Audits of Nonpublic (Private) Companies

- Audits of Nonprofit Organizations

- Audits of State and Local Governments

- Audits performed in accordance with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book)

- Single Audits

- 401(k) Audits

- Reviews

- Compilations

- Preparations

- Agreed-Upon Procedures

- Examinations

If you are interested, please contact me. You can also find my firm listed in PRIMA.

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