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Many tax professionals concentrate on tax planning and compliance, along with (perhaps) the audit of tax returns they have prepared. Some venture into the “controversy” world of resolving IRS tax problems.
On Mar. 26, 2020, the IRS released its new "People First Initiative" as part of its continued efforts to provide relief to taxpayers in light of COVID-19. Further guidance continues to be rolled out. For taxpayers who are currently under audit, in an appeal before the IRS Independent Office of Appeals, or the United States Tax Court, or are now in collections with the IRS, this offers a unique opportunity to limit their liability. It also comes with substantial pitfalls for advisors if they fail to fully appreciate the limits of the relief being provided by the IRS.
Tax professionals must recognize key procedural tactics and planning methods for taxpayers seeking to avoid collections and compliance actions. For those taxpayers already subject to IRS enforcement actions or currently under audit, the time is now to revisit collection solutions based on the impact of COVID-19 and the current state of the economy. Tax Problem Resolution work (or “controversy” work) consists, generally, of representing clients in audits (and possible appeal of an adverse audit); and representing clients with tax debts before the IRS Collections Division.
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Some also represent taxpayers before the United States Tax Court, District Courts, Bankruptcy Courts, and some handle criminal investigations and trials. Knowing the rules, what you can and cannot do, what IRS can and cannot do, is all part of the game and if you play it well, you can resolve clients’ tax debt problems ethically, successfully, and profitably.
Mr. Heinkel has degrees in accounting,
law and a master’s in tax law (LL.M.) (all with honors) and has been published
in the Notre Dame Law Journal, the Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and The
Florida Bar Journal among others. Mr. Heinkel is a nationally-known expert on
tax procedures and resolution, representing people literally all over the
world. Further, he is also probably one of the very top experts in discharging
taxes in bankruptcy and has presented boot camps, seminars, webinars and other
presentations and on this and resolution-related topics around the country. He also
graciously makes himself available to consult with other professionals around
the country, usually free of charge.
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In case any of the course or live webinars gets cancelled we would be refunding you the entire amount (if paid).
MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor Id#: 143597) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.NASBARegistry.org.
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MY-CPE LLC (Sponsor ID# : 6273) has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer continuing education courses that count as credit towards the annual “continuing education” requirement imposed by the State of California for CTEC Registered Tax Preparers. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, toll-free by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at www.ctec.org.