Criminal Tax Investigations: What Every Tax Practitioner Needs to Know

  EVENT DATE

July 18, 2018

  PRESENTER(s)

Eric Green

  1:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | 120 Minutes




DESCRIPTION



Prepare Yourself to Defend Your Client in a Criminal Tax Investigation
Taxpayers who find themselves the target of an IRS Criminal Investigation are in need of both legal and tax practitioner’s help. The role of accountants in the criminal investigation and defense process cannot be underestimated, nor can the opportunities for practitioners be involved in this fascinating and very lucrative area of tax practice.
Join expert speaker Eric L. Green as he walks you through criminal tax investigation (CTI), and help you identify things to look for, opportunities to become involved, and learn how to add CTI to your practice.
After this program, you will have a better understanding of the criminal tax process, and will be able to better defend your clients and yourself when faced with a potential taxpayer’s fraud, and identify opportunities to be involved in assisting legal counsel with criminal tax cases.

Learning Objectives
  • Be able to explain the various badges of fraud that the IRS looks for when deciding to pursue a case criminally.
  • Identify the various criminal investigative techniques used when pursuing a potential target.
  • Explain the role tax loss plays in federal sentencing of tax defendants.
Session Highlights
  • When may a taxpayer be referred to a criminal investigation?
  • What an eggshell audit is and what to do if your routine IRS audit becomes an eggshell audit
  • The role tax loss plays in a criminal tax case and how to best assist in the defense of a taxpayer
  • Identify the potential pitfalls when preparing tax return to avoid becoming the target of a criminal tax referral
  • What will the accountant-client privilege protect and what it won’t protect
Who Should Attend
  • Tax practitioners who prepare tax returns and represent taxpayers before the IRS will benefit from this webinar.


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