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Accountant prepared a return and it is under Criminal Investigation by the IRS, Now What?

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Robert Brennan

Robert P Brennan CPA, LLC

Tuesday, July 07, 2020 | 10:00 AM EDT

  • AFSP
  • CPA
  • EA
  • Tax Preparer
  • Oregon Tax Preparer
  • CTEC

1 Credit

FREE

Subject Area

Taxes

Webinar Qualifies For

1 CPE credit of Taxes for all CPAs

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Enrolled Agents ( IRS Approved : GEHNZ )

1 CE credit of Federal Tax Subjects for California Tax Professionals (CTEC Approved - 6273)

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Maryland Tax Preparers

1 CE credit of Federal Tax for Oregon Tax Preparers

1 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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Course Description

When the Accountant has prepared the return that is subsequently under Criminal Investigation by the Internal Revenue Service, what does the accountant need to do? How does the accountant respond when the client calls and says “I have a Problem?” When clients find themselves the target of an IRS criminal investigation, most taxpayers suddenly realize they need an attorney.  However, one of the key players in defending the taxpayer will be the accountant who works in the background to help the defense recreate expenses, attack overzealous numbers from the IRS criminal investigation, and act as experts for the criminal defense.  This program will explain the key roles played by accountants, the role of tax loss calculations in the case and why many accountants realize that criminal cases are not only fascinating to work on but can be extremely lucrative engagements. 

Major Questions Answered : 

  • How does the accountant disclose information to the IRS without violating the Client or the Accountants rights?
  • What are the client’s rights regarding records given to the Accountant?
  • Can the Accountant be an expert or fact witness for the Client? 
  • Will the Accountant be a witness for the Prosecution? 
  • How can the Accountant prevent being a target of the Investigation? 
  • Has the Accountant done all the required Due Diligence in the preparation of the Return?
  • Does the Accountant need a lawyer? Is the Government there to help you?

All these things will be discussed and answers provided that will allow the Accountant to be prepared during a Criminal Investigation of the Client.

Learning Objectives

  • To identfy the various answer of the questions from Internal Revenue Criminal Investigators during the Interview of you and your knowledge of the client’s return preparation.
  • To identify the information that must be given the Internal Revenue Service, and how to manage the production of this information to the Internal Revenue Service.
  • To identify the ways of interacting with your client, so you do not violate the Clients rights nor the Accountants.
  • To identify ways of providing assistance to the Client and whether you can help the client in their defense.
  • To identify the the definition of TAX LOSS, which is the guideline for the length of Incarceration for Tax Crimes.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Young CPA

Testimonial

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TA

Excellent presentation!

BW

Good quality

TS

ok

SO

GOOD

RC

The course is very interesting. Thank you for the tips and all of the advices on what to do if one was to encounter such situations!

CB

Loved the presentation