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Advance IRS Learning: Multiyear Non-filing, Criminal Investigation, Voluntary Disclosure, Whistleblower Claims Etc.

  • Accountant
  • AFSP
  • CRTP
  • CPA (US)
  • EA
  • ORTP
  • MRTP
  • CWS

Published: October, 2021

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Course Description


  • What is the Current Status on non-Filers and What is the IRS doing About it?
    5 mins
  • what is the IRS Looking for in A non-filer Investigation?
    29 mins
  • What is the Difference between a filed return and a Substitute for Return (SFR)? the Impact of Statute of Limitations.
    46 mins
  • How to Determine whether You (the Accountant) will be a Target of the Investigation along with Your Client!
    73 mins
  • Tax Crimes and Defenses
    88 mins
  • What is the TAX GAP and why is it a Driving Force Behind the Whistleblower Program.
    109 mins
  • What is Next, After the Claim Submission.
    125 mins
  • Should an Attorney be part of the Whistleblower Claim Team?
    138 mins
  • What is s "Quite Disclosure" and the Risk Associated
    171 mins

Course Description

Having special requirements for IRS cases calls for special training for tax professionals. This unique value webinar deals with some of the most complex cases presented by the IRS. They are multiple years of not filing tax returns, finding a tax return you prepared under criminal investigation, IRS whistleblower claims, and IRS voluntary disclosure programs. This online CPE/CE full-day webinar covers all these topics with a special focus on each of them.

Delinquent returns are often more closely examined and scrutinized by the IRS, requiring much more care and accuracy to avoid audits. Clients often require an experienced attorney that can provide the expertise needed alongside the protection of the attorney-client privilege – a vital asset if you feel that you are at risk for prosecution. Delinquent taxes, if handled in the wrong way, drastically increase the chance of criminal prosecution or enforced collection activity. This online CPE/CE course provides answers to the key questions of the accountants and tax professionals in this situation. 

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. IRS audits and criminal investigations are different from some of the very basic aspects. This part of the course conveys what is the role of an accountant if the return you prepared comes under the criminal investigation by the IRS. The key roles of an accountant can be defending the taxpayer, attacking the overzealous numbers from the investigation, and as an expert in defending the law.

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act authorized the IRS to create a Whistleblower Office dedicated to investigating, processing, and recovering claims concerning the underpayment of taxes. Under the IRS’ new program, whistleblowers may recover 15 to 30 percent of the amount collected provided the taxes and amounts in dispute exceed $2 million. The IRS whistleblower program allows anyone aware of tax underpayments to apply for a whistleblower award using IRS form 211. The IRS reviews the submission and determines what action should be taken. As a part of the process, the whistleblower may be interviewed for more information and if such information leads directly to a recovery of at least $2 million including interest and penalties, the whistleblower is entitled to compensation. After the completion of a successful investigation, the IRS whistleblower office provides the whistleblower with an award determination. The webinar explores this as an additional revenue-building opportunity for the accountants. 

The IRS and many states have a program called Voluntary Disclosure, wherein an individual or organization can come forward and volunteer information before the situation worsens for nonpayment of taxes or filing pending returns. How an accountant can help their clients in avoiding a wide variety of civil and criminal sanctions that may be imposed on them for not complying with the tax law. 

To explore the role of the tax professionals in helping their clients this online CPE/CE course on Taxes covers the following Key Topics:

  • How far back a taxpayer should file to be in compliance with the Internal Revenue Service.
  • Statute of Expiration Implications
  • How does the accountant disclose information to the IRS without violating the Client or Accountant's 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? Can the Accountant be a witness for the Prosecution? 
  • How can the accountant prevent being a target of the Investigation? Does the Accountant need a lawyer? When the Accountant has prepared the return and is subsequently under Criminal Investigation by the Internal Revenue Service? 
  • What does the accountant need to do when the return prepared by him is under Criminal Investigation?
  • What the IRS is looking for in a claim and how they determine "Reward Amounts"? How to appeal the Claim Reward?
  • How Does long a normal claim take from beginning to end? 
  • Learn how Accountants can help their client who has not voluntarily complied with their tax obligations. 
  • Submitting a voluntary disclosure to the Internal Revenue Service requires specialized knowledge and expertise. 

This course provides an insight to taxpayers for establishing their selves in the most paying practices. 

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Learning Objectives

  • Recall the process for bringing non-filers back into the tax season
  • The process of income estimation if income related information cannot be produced by the client.
  • 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 ways of interacting with your client, so you do not violate the Clients rights nor the Accountants.
  • To identify the the definition of TAX LOSS, which is the guideline for the length of Incarceration for Tax Crimes.

Recommended For

  • This Online Continuing Education webinar for Tax Practitioners is recommended for the EAs, and Other Tax Professionals who want to to help their clients being compliant
  • This Online Continuing Professional Education Taxes webinar is recommended for CPAs, EAs,  CFEs, and Tax Professionals who wants to help their clients in minimizing their tax liability

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Accounting Practice Owners
  • Bookkeepers & Accountants & Tax Preparers
  • California Registered Tax Professional
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Entrepreneurial CPA
  • Maryland Tax Preparers
  • Oregon Tax Preparers
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Tax Attorney
  • Tax Firm
  • Tax Managers
  • Tax Practitioners
  • Tax Preparer
  • Tax Professionals
  • Tax Pros
  • Young CPA

Course Qualification

Webinar Qualifies For

  • 4 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Enrolled Agents (EA) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00490-21-S)
  • 4 CPE Credit of Taxes for Certified Public Accountants (CPA-US)
  • 4 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for California Registered Tax Preparers (CRTP) (Approval No. 6273-CE-0490)
  • 4 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP)
  • 4 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Oregon Registered Tax Preparers (ORTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00490-21-S)
  • 4 CE Credit of Federal tax-related matters for Maryland Tax Preparer (MRTP) (Approval No. GEHNZ-T-00490-21-S)
  • 4 CE Credit for Certified Fiduciary & Investment Risk Specialist (CFIRS)
  • 4 CE Credit for Certified Wealth Strategist (CWS)
  • 4 General Credit of Taxes for Accountant/Bookkeeper/Tax Professionals

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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


19 Ratings



Very Good









James Cole, EA

Apr 29th, 2021

great job


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