2020 IRS Representation Update
This webinar will examine the methods the IRS is using in this new enforcement climate. It will cover new IRS examination and collection priorities and procedures, IRS criminal investigation initiatives, recent important developments for practitioners, and taxpayer advocate services.
August 25, 2020
10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT
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Product Id : 503285
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Over the past several years, the IRS has seen its budget cut significantly. There has been a corresponding reduction in the quality of service that it provides, including a dramatic cutback in its enforcement efforts.
2019 was a turning point for IRS. It was able to hire 1,000 new enforcement professionals. The new IRS commissioner is improving morale at the agency. Other topics to be discussed include problems in the tax system, new procedures at IRS campuses, and the impact of new IRS leadership.
Why you should Attend:
This course will examine the methods the IRS is using in this new enforcement climate. It will cover new IRS examination and collection priorities and procedures, IRS criminal investigation initiatives, recent important developments for practitioners, and taxpayer advocate services.
This course is certain to get you up to speed on how to properly advise your clients in this new enforcement environment.
Areas Covered in the Session:
Who Will Benefit:
- IRS COVID-19 initiatives
- Identify IRS initiatives in examinations
- Recognize current changes in IRS collection procedures
- Identify the IRS offshore compliance initiative
- Recognize IRS budget problems and its impact on your clients
- Discuss IRS penalty procedures and analyze common IRS penalties
- Enrolled Agents
- Tax Attorneys
Robert E. McKenzie is the author of REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE COLLECTION DIVISION OF THE IRS and coauthor REPRESENTING THE AUDITED TAXPAYER BEFORE THE IRS. and REPRESENTATION BEFORE THE U.S. TAX COURT . Tax Lawyer Robert E. McKenzie has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA's, attorneys and Enrolled Agents nationwide. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. McKenzie was previously employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. Since entering private practice, he has dedicated a major portion of his time to representation before the IRS. He served on the IRS Advisory Council, a group chosen by the Commissioner to advise IRS executives, from 2009 to 2011. He was a Vice Chair of the ABA Tax Section (2003-2005). He is past Chair of the Pro Bono Committee of the American Bar Association.
He is past Chairman of the Employment Tax Committee and past co-chair of the Task Force for Bankruptcy Legislation of the American Bar Association Section on Taxation and past Chairman of the Chicago Bar Association Federal Tax Committee.
He was Dean of the National Tax Practice Institute (1998-2002). Mr. McKenzie is currently a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois where he heads its tax controversy practice.