AUDIT PLAN / PLANNING Definition

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AUDIT PLAN / PLANNING is developing an overall strategy for the expected conduct and scope of the audit. The nature, extent, and timing of planning varies with the size and complexity of the entity, experience with the entity, and knowledge of the entitys business.

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DOCUMENT RETENTION POLICY is a set of guidelines that a company follows to determine how long it should keep certain records, including e-mail and web pages. The policy is important for many reasons, including legal requirements that apply to some documents. For example: a. for tax-related items - the recommended retention is seven years; and, b. for real estate records - the recommended retention is twenty years.

STATE UNEMPLOYMENT TAX ACT (SUTA), in the U.S., is the same as FUTA except from an individual U.S. state in compliance to federal guidelines. See also FEDERAL UNEMPLOYMENT TAX ACT.

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