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2015 ACPEN Signature Series

ACPEN Signature courses are the flagship CPE events of ACPEN, and the top of the line in CPE programing. 

Signature courses, begin in May each year, continue monthly throughout the year, and are replayed for live credit several times, including in December and January. 

Each showcases important and timely CPE topics, using enhanced production techniques, and are delivered by panels of national experts, practitioners, and representatives of regulatory and standard setting bodies.

To see what courses are included in this year, please click on the ACPEN Signature category below. 

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


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


    This course is approved by the IRS.  The submission of a completed request form, found under the materials tab, is required for credit.


Basic Course Information

  • CPE Credits: 2
  • 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.
  • Designed For: Those who prepare tax returns for individuals and small business clients
  • Producer: Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Field of Study 1: Taxes (2 hours)

Learning Objectives

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

Major Subjects


  • 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)
    • IRS CE Credit Request Form (0)

Additional Information

  • Course Registration Requirements: Online Registration
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