LOS ANGELES--()--Is there more to collect? Fresh from recent IRS reports that it has secured more than $5 billion in back taxes and penalties through its offshore voluntary disclosure initiative, dozens of the country’s leading tax attorneys and accountants will meet with top IRS officials in Beverly Hills on Oct. 17 to learn what federal officials are planning for their next enforcement actions.
“The Annual Tax Controversy Institute has gained unparallel national recognition in the field of tax controversy, representing a true partnership among members of the tax judiciary, government, and private tax practitioners”
Another highlight of UCLA Extension’s 28th Annual Tax Controversy Institute – considered one of the nation’s most open forums between federal tax officials and tax practitioners – will be a review of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on federal health care legislation (“Obamacare”) as it relates to the Anti-Injunction Act and the implications for all tax practitioners.
“The Annual Tax Controversy Institute has gained unparallel national recognition in the field of tax controversy, representing a true partnership among members of the tax judiciary, government, and private tax practitioners,” said Charles Rettig, Tax Institute chair and a leading tax and estate planning attorney with the Beverly Hills firm of Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher and Perez, P.C. “We have avoided many potentially awkward situations by providing an informal forum for the discussion and exchange of concerns and information among government and private tax practitioners.”
The voluntary disclosure plan – to prevent tax evasion by hiding assets in offshore accounts – continues to evolve and raise questions, which undoubtedly will be one of the highlights of the Oct. 17 program, Rettig said. The afternoon panel feature Sandra Brown, chief, tax division, U.S. Attorney's Office; Richard Weber, chief, criminal investigation, IRS; Nathan J. Hochman, a former assistant attorney general with Justice department’s tax division; and Richard Speier, a former deputy chief with IRS criminal investigation.
Lunch will feature an open discussion by Chris Wagner, chief, IRS National Office of Appeals in Washington, as well as presenting the Bruce I. Hochman Award to Ted Meyer, exam territory manager for the IRS’s Small Business/Self Employed division in California.
The daylong conference features a range of other informative panels. The conference fee is $425, space permitting.
The conference has been approved for 7.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and follows the Continuing Education guidelines specified in the California Board of Accountancy Regulations.
For more information, call 310-206-1708 or visit uclaextension.edu/taxcpc.
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