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How to Defend Against IRS Penalties

Find out how to prevent IRS penalties and what opportunities exist if you are penalized.

The Internal Revenue Code has more than140 penalty provisions and the Internal Revenue Service has dramatically increased the number of penalties it imposes on taxpayers. From 2005 to 2010, the Internal Revenue Service's assessment of accuracy-related penalties against individuals increased by more than 800%. Taxpayers who are hit with penalties have different avenues for relief, but often are unaware that relief is available. This topic helps taxpayers and tax practitioners understand the different types of penalties that the IRS may assert, how the IRS determines whether to assert penalties, and what taxpayers can do to minimize their risk of being hit with penalties. Taxpayers and practitioners are also given tools to defend against the assertion of penalties by the IRS, both at the Exam level and at IRS Appeals. Knowing how the IRS views and assesses penalties before the return is even filed is critical to succeeding in defending against penalties if that return is selected for audit.

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Agenda

Types of Penalties

  • Accuracy-Related
  • Failure to File/Failure to Pay/Estimated Tax
  • Preparer/Promoter Penalties
  • International Penalties

Contesting Penalties at the Examination or Administrative Level

  • IRS' Approach to Penalties
  • Assessable vs. Nonassessable Penalties
  • Assessment and Abatement Authority Within the Service

Asserting Defenses Against IRS Penalties

  • Reasonable Cause
  • Adequate Disclosure
  • Other Grounds for Abatement of Penalties

The Future of IRS Penalties

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
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  • CO CLE 2.0
     
  • This program may qualify for 2.0 credit hours through the Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education through reciprocity. This course is accredited in other jurisdictions such as New Jersey. To receive CLE credit for this program, a home study affidavit must be submitted to the Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal and Judicial Education.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
     
  • MS CLE 1.7
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.7 credit hours.
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Montana Commission of Continuing Legal Education for a total of 1.75 CLE credits.
     
  • ND CLE 1.75
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.75 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.7
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 100 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 2.0 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • PA CLE 1.5
     
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
     
  • RI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 2.0 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.67
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.67 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of self-study CLE credit.
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.75 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     
  • WI CLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 2.0 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 2.0 MCLE hours.
     
  • Enrolled Agents 2.0
     
  • This program qualifies for 2.0 hours of Continuing Education Credit for enrolled agents under Treasury Department Circular #230 Section 10.6(g).
     

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • GA CLE 1.7
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • IL CLE 1.5
     
  • ME CLE 1.5
     
  • MT CLE 1.75
     
  • NJ CLE 2.0
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WA CLE 1.75
     
  • WV MCLE 2.0
     
The CLE Code is ONLY a requirement when applying for CLE Credit in California (for participatory credit), Kansas, New Jersey or New York. Other states do not need to supply the CLE Code to apply for CLE credit.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Faculty

Michelle Abroms Levin

Michelle Abroms Levin

Sirote & Permutt, PC

  • Of counsel with Sirote & Permutt, PC and a member of the firm’s Tax Controversy Practice Group
  • Represents clients during all phases of federal tax controversies, including IRS audit, administrative appeals, and court proceedings in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and federal district court
  • Prior to joining Sirote, she was a trial attorney at the United States Department of Justice’s Tax Division
  • Speaks regularly on various topics relating to tax controversy, such as navigating international penalties and the IRS audit and appeals process
  • J.D. degree, University of Texas School of Law; B.S.B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Washington University, Olin School of Business
  • Can be contacted at 256-518-3605 or [email protected]
Gregory P. Rhodes

Gregory P. Rhodes

Sirote & Permutt, PC

  • Shareholder in the Birmingham office of Sirote & Permutt, PC
  • Practice emphasizes tax controversies, tax litigation and tax planning
  • Wrote several publications related to tax controversy and tax planning, including Navigating the Defenses to Valuation Penalties in Charitable Deduction Cases published in the Journal of Taxation’s December 2014 edition; Mr. Rhodes’ articles on developments in the world of tax controversy and IRS penalties can be found on Sirote’s tax controversy blog: http://www.sirote.com/blog/tax-controversy/
  • J.D. degree, University of Mississippi; LL.M. degree in taxation, New York University
  • Can be contacted at 205-930-5445 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 401430
Published 2018
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