Many years ago, I built houses and light-manufacturing buildings. When I got an audit letter from the Department of Labor, I asked my accountant why he did not tell me about compliance reporting. He said it was not his job. That advice cost me five thousand dollars. The sad part is that I could have appealed and gotten the penalties reduced by half. I just did not know how. Now you can use what I learned in your small family business and replace your bookkeeper and avoid audits.