Estimated audits occur due to missed audit appointments, insufficient records or not responding to requests for appointments. Estimated audits can result in a higher premium than that of an actual audit. An actual audit may generate a lower premium or, possibly, a credit balance.
To avoid an estimated audit:
- Make every effort to keep your audit appointment. If you cannot keep the appointment, contact your auditor immediately or use our Premium Audit Scheduling System (PASS) to reschedule where applicable.
- Transmit your audit documents electronically via our secure premium audit upload feature, if a remote audit is a better option for you.
- Provide the auditor with all audit documents requested in your appointment letter.
- Respond in a timely manner to the letter requesting an audit appointment, if your policy is cancelled for nonpayment. You can call the number provided in the letter or use PASS to schedule your appointment.
- Notify NYSIF immediately of changes to your audit related information, including changes to any of the following:
- Audit locations/addresses
- Audit contact, audit contact phone numbers or email addresses
There are other changes that may greatly influence your audit billing. See Amending a Policy.
If you received a payroll report or a self-audit report, see Reporting Your Own Payroll for information on completing those reports and on avoiding an estimate.