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

  • AFSP
  • CMA
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • Tax Preparer
  • CRTP

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Course Description

Course Description

IRS Criminal Investigation serves the American public by investigating potential criminal violations of the Internal Revenue Code and related financial crimes in a manner that fosters confidence in the tax system and compliance with the law. It is surprisingly easy for a person to find oneself involved with this sort of IRS tax problems like Tax Evasion or Tax Fraud. Some of your clients might not be aware that anything had gone wrong until the IRS came looking for them. A criminal investigation differs from an audit. With an audit, the IRS attempts to determine whether you have calculated your tax liability correctly. With a criminal investigation, the IRS seeks to mount a case against you so that the U.S. Attorney’s Office can prosecute you. 

When clients find themselves the target of an IRS criminal investigation, most taxpayers suddenly realize they need an attorney. How does the accountant respond when the client calls and says “I have a problem?”. 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 Online CPE/CE Webinar 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. 

This Online CPE webinar covers the following Key Topics:

  • 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?
  • 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 when return prepared by him is under Criminal Investigation. 

All these things will be discussed and answers will be provided that will help the CPA, EA, Tax professionals 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.

Recommended For

This IRS-Approved CE course is recommended for CPAs, EAs, AFSPs, Tax Attorneys, engaged in handling criminal investigation by the IRS.

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • CPA in Business
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Accountant (Industry)
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Director (Industry)
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Tax Professionals (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00180-20-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Tax Professionals (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00180-20-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00180-20-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00180-20-O)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CPE Credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for California Registered Tax Preparers(CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0192)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal Tax Related Matters for California Registered Tax Preparers(CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0192)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 1 CE Credit of Taxes for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)

Presenter

About Presenter

Robert Brennan

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Robert P Brennan CPA, LLC

He was an Internal Revenue Agent for the US Treasury Department as part of the Special Enforcement Group in Philadelphia, Pa. We specialized in Fraud Investigations and Income Reconstruction Cases.

Over the past 20 years I have assisted Attorneys in their representation of Individuals and Business Entities that are under Civil or Criminal Investigation by the Internal Revenue Service.

He has been an Instructor of Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Taxation for over 35 years at various Universities in the Philadelphia, Pa Area.

He has a Bachelor of Science with Major in Accounting from LaSalle University and a Masters in taxation from Philadelphia University.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Pennsylvania (1986)

Since 1982 have been qualified as an Expert Witness in the Federal District Courts of Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania.

Seminar presenter for AICPA, PICPA and various Accounting Organizations for over 25 years 

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Ratings and Review

4.7

380 Ratings

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267

Very Good

102

Average

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Marlene Schinnow, ACCT/BK, Tax Pros

Oct 29th, 2021

This was a very interesting webinar. I really liked it.

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Mariya Kolpak,, EA

Oct 28th, 2021

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Stephen Bittner, EA

Oct 28th, 2021

Even though the content will not be used regularly, it is very helpful to be aware of how to handle this type of situation. I especially appreciated real life examples.

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Nicole Haley, ACCT/BK, EA

Oct 28th, 2021

Really great webinar, especially for when clients come to us with state or federal audits and/or criminal investigations.

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Leslie Drucker, EA

Oct 28th, 2021

This was the best cpe class thru mycpe I have watched I am usually critical but nothing but good here

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

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