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Criminal Tax Fraud Overview: Crossing the line from Civil to Criminal

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • Maryland Tax Prep.
  • CFIRS
  • CWS
  • Course Description
  • Course Qualification
  • Presenter
  • FAQ

Course Description

Course Description

Where is the line between legitimate tax planning and criminal tax fraud?

There are two types of federal income tax fraud:  civil and criminal. Although these two concepts are related and even intertwined to some extent, they do have significant differences. For starters, civil tax fraud generally results in penalties asserted against a taxpayer whereas criminal tax fraud generally results in jail time or probation. Significantly, however, a taxpayer can be liable for both civil tax fraud and criminal tax fraud with respect to the same activity or activities, i.e., the Government can assert both sanctions against a wrongful taxpayer. 

In this CE course speaker, Don Fort will share his expertise in understanding the difference between civil and criminal tax matters.

Don Fort is the Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division. He has deep expertise in criminal and civil controversies.

Following are the major topics covered in this CE/CPE Tax Professional  Webinar:

  • Understanding the difference between civil tax matters and criminal tax matters.
  • Navigating an “eggshell audit”.
  • Detailed discussion on “willfulness” and how the IRS can prove willfulness.
  • Understanding the different divisions of the IRS (SB/SE, Office of Fraud Enforcement, IRS-CI).
  • Discuss current IRS Civil Enforcement Priorities.
  • Discuss current IRS Criminal Enforcement Priorities.
  • Look at the sources and selection of IRS-CI investigations.
  • An insider's look at how IRS-CI investigations allegations of criminal fraud.
  • My client is out of compliance, what do I do now?

The line between legitimate tax planning, unethical conduct, and criminal tax evasion can be a fine line and depends on several different factors. Dealing with these topics can be challenging to navigate on behalf of your clients. Therefore join this CE/CPE course to navigate through these challenging topics.

Learning Objectives

  • To identify what conduct is criminal.
  • To analyze how IRS Criminal Investigation chooses criminal cases.
  • To analyze the difference between civil tax matters and criminal tax matters.
  • To discuss the steps that IRS Criminal Investigation investigates cases.
  • To inspect IRS Criminal Investigation priorities so you know what the IRS is looking for.

Recommended For

  • This Online Education Tax Course is recommended for CPA, EA, AFSP, CRTP, MRTP, ORTP, CFIRS, CWS, and any other tax professionals who want to understand everything about Criminal Tax Fraud.
  • This CE/CPE webinar is also helpful for taxation professionals who want to understand the difference between civil tax matters and criminal tax matters.

Who Should Attend?

  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Enrolled Agent
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 1 General Credit for Accountant/Bookeeper
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0901)
  • 1 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01053-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01053-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-01053-22-O)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 1 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 1 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)

Additional details

  • Course Level :
    Basic
  • Credits :
    1
  • Instructional Method :
    Group Internet Based
  • Pre-requisites :
    None
  • Advance Preparation :
    None

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Presenter

About Presenter

Don Fort

, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP

John D. (Don) Fort is the Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink and the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division. Having spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement for the federal government, Mr. Fort has deep expertise in financial crimes and has developed an extensive network of connections both within the government and in private industry. At K&F, he now assists clients facing governmental investigations involving all manner of alleged financial and economic crimes, including tax controversies or suspected tax crimes, money laundering, and Bank Secrecy Act violations. He also is involved in conducting internal investigations and advising clients on compliance regimes. He is available as an expert witness and for voluntary or court-mandated monitorships.

Mr. Fort’s time in law enforcement included overseeing investigations of some of the most significant financial crimes involving tax evasion, sanctions evasion, money laundering, bribery, international corruption, bank malfeasance, cyber and cryptocurrency crimes, and terrorist financing.

About Company

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP

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Over the past 75 years, Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, has built a global reputation as the law firm of choice for clients facing high-stakes controversies and negotiations with government agencies. K&F attorneys have unparalleled experience in tax controversies and white-collar criminal defense and are regularly called upon to handle the most challenging and sensitive cases and internal investigations. An important part of the firm’s practice includes tax and estate planning, commercial litigation, government procurement, and government contracting.

K&F’s attorneys are highly skilled and approach each matter strategically based on decades of administrative and litigation experience. Many of K&F’s attorneys have served as former senior officials within the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of Justice, and other federal and state prosecutors’ offices. Several of the firm’s attorneys have served as federal judicial law clerks and/or have master’s degrees in taxation.

K&F’s attorneys are thought leaders who write and teach frequently. Several K&F partners lecture at top law schools and are often hired as expert witnesses or consultants. K&F literally wrote the book on civil and criminal tax controversies, which has been recognized by courts, government officials, and members of the private bar as the most authoritative text on the subject (Tax Controversies: Audits, Investigations, Trials, Lexis/Nexis, 40th Ed. 2021).

K&F has been honored and recognized by major national and international legal rankings agencies, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. 

In 2018, the firm was honored as Tax Team of the Year by Chambers USA, which has noted that K&F is “an expert tax boutique.” Six of the firm’s attorneys are ranked by Chambers USA in the categories of Tax (nationally and regionally), Tax: Fraud (nationally), Tax: Controversy (nationally) and Litigation: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (New York).

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Ratings and Review

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Mary Moffitt, EA

Jun 30th, 2022

Im a retired IRS Revenue Agent so this presentation went down memory lane for me. Well paced and the material was well organized and presented in a logical and clear manner. Great job!

DB

Dennis Boll, CMA

Jun 28th, 2022

Very informative course presented by an excellent and well-qualified man.

KF

Kerri Frizzell, CPA (US)

Jun 28th, 2022

Strong presentation with great information.

PT

Patricia Thomas, CPA (US)

Jun 30th, 2022

Very interesting subject and one I hope I never need, but very good to have the knowledge.

JK

Jeff Krause, CPA (US)

Jun 28th, 2022

Presentation would benefit from more real-world examples.

Criminal Tax Fraud Overview: Crossing the line from Civil to Criminal

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