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Shades of Gray in IRS Procedure: From Audit Issues to Preparer Penalties - Straight Talk from a Tax Attorney

Description

  • Length: 2 Hours
  • This presentation provides no nonsense commentary on issues practitioners encounter in IRS audits and how to achieve the best result possible. 

Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 2
  • Field of Study 1: Taxes (2 hours)
  • Program Level (Basic, Update, Intermediate, Advanced, Overview): Intermediate
  • Prerequisites: Some familiarity with the U.S. Tax Code
  • Advanced Preparation: Participants are strongly encouraged to print the accompanying 12-page handout to refer to throughout the course.
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs

Learning Objectives

  • Learning Objective 1: Describe the various statutes of limitations including the exceptions and why it matters.
  • Learning Objective 2: Describe why summonses are issued and the implications if you do or do not comply.
  • Learning Objective 3: Identify several options available in disputed audits including administrative appeals, litigation, mediation, and options if deadlines are missed.
  • Learning Objective 4: Describe preparer penalties including how the IRS proposes a penalty, how to challenge it, and whether the client is informed.

Faculty

  • Faculty and Production Information
    • Harris L. Bonnette, Jr., ,
    • HARRIS L. BONNETTE, JR. is a shareholder in the law firm of Fisher, Tousey, Leas & Ball in Jacksonville, Florida.  He graduated from the University of Florida (B.S.), University of Miami (J.D.), and Washington University in St. Louis (LL.M. in Taxation). 

      Harris is Board Certified in Tax and currently serves as the Secretary of the Tax Section of The Florida Bar.  He authored the article:  The IRS Will Absolutely, Positively Not Pay Your Attorneys’ Fees (Or Will They?), The Florida Bar Journal (May, 2010). 

      He was an attorney with the IRS’s Chief Counsel’s Office from 1990 to 1995, first in Austin, Texas and then in Jacksonville, Florida.

Course Materials

  • Course Materials
    • Important CPE Credit Information_2014 (0)

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