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IRS Information Document Requests and Summonses

Gain a better understanding of the IRS Information Document Requests and summons process, as well as strategies for responding to IDRs and IRS summonses.

When the IRS begins an examination of the taxpayer, there are two tools that the IRS typically uses to obtain information - Information Document Requests (IDRs) and summonses. This course will provide a nuts and bolts overview of both IDRs and summonses, including an explanation of how both IDRs and summonses fit into the examination process. The material will also identify strategic considerations and provide best practices for responding to IRS information requests. Gain a working knowledge of both IDRs and summonses and strategic considerations that go into responding to those requests.

91 minutes
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Agenda

Overview of Information Document Requests (IDRs)

  • IRS Examination and Enforcement Authority
  • Requirements for IRS Issuance of an IDR
  • Requirements, Timeline, and Process for Taxpayer Response to an IDR

Effectively Responding to IDRs

  • What Resources Are Available for Taxpayers to Formulate a Strategy for Responding to IDRs?
  • Best Practices for Responding to IDRs
  • How to Address Sensitive IDRs Including Requests for Acknowledgment of Facts

Basics of Summonses

  • Requirements for Legally Sufficient Summonses
  • Nuts and Bolts for Responding to Summonses
  • Answering Common Questions Relating to Summonses
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Applications have not yet been submitted for Delaware, Idaho, Kentucky, Maine, Oklahoma, South Carolina, and Wyoming CLE for this course. However, if you are interested in obtaining CLE for any of the listed states or have any additional credit questions please email us at [email protected] or call us at 866-352-9540.

This course was last revised on March 29, 2022.

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  • AIPB 1.5
     
  • This program is acceptable for 1.5 CPEC(s) towards the CB designation through the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB).
     
  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Alaska attorneys may receive 1.5 hours of continuing legal education for completing this program. Please contact the Alaska Bar Association or go to www.alaskabar.org for details regarding reciprocity with other states.
     
  • AL CLE 1.5
     
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
     
  • AR CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • The Arizona State Bar does not pre-approve or pre-certify MCLE programs. However, records of this program and attendance will be maintained by Lorman Education Services for auditing purposes. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
     
  • GA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • This course qualifies for self-study CLE credit in Missouri.
     
  • MS CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 credit hours.
     
  • NC CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • ND CLE 1.5
     
  • North Dakota CLE policy does not allow for pre-approval of any self-study courses. This course may qualify for up to 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • NH MCLE 1.5
     
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this Ondemand course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • NV CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
     
  • OH CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours. Please note: No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • 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 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • TN CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved as a distance learning format by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a maximum of 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • This self-study program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hour(s) of CLE credit. Please note: Attorneys may only claim 12 credits per compliance period in this format. This course is considered "Non-Moderated Programming without Interactivity".
     
  • WI CLE 1.5
     
  • This program qualifies for 1.5 hour(s) of ondemand CLE through the WI Board of Bar Examiners.
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
     

To earn each credit Lorman offers through the OnDemand learning platform, you need to watch 100% of the program. Also, for certain credits you will need to fulfill additional requirements which will be displayed on the "credits" tab when viewing the course.

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

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  • AK CLE 1.5
     
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
     
  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • CT CLE 1.5
     
  • HI CLE 1.5
     
  • MO CLE 1.8
     
  • NJ CLE 1.8
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • VT CLE 1.5
     
  • WV MCLE 1.8
     
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

George Hani

George Hani

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

  • Vice Chair of the Tax Department at Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Practice concentrates on the resolution of tax controversies at the administrative level, with a particular focus on tax accounting issues
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on administrative practice and procedure and tax accounting issues
  • Former chair, ABA Taxation Section, Administrative Practice Committee; former chair, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar; former chair, Tax Audits and Litigation Committee, Taxation Section, District of Columbia Bar
  • Chambers USA: Tax Controversy (national), 2016 - 2021; Chambers USA: Tax (District of Columbia), 2016 - 2018; International Tax Review: Tax Controversy Leaders (U.S.), 2015, 2017; Legal 500: Tax: International Tax, 2016 - 2019; Legal 500: Tax: Contentious, 2016 - 2021; Legal 500: Tax: Non-Contentious, 2017 - 2019; Washington’s Top Lawyers: Tax (Washingtonian Magazine), 2015 – 2018; 2020
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law; Ed.M. degree, Harvard University; B.A. degree, Duke University
  • Can be contacted at 202-626-5953 or [email protected]
Samuel Lapin

Samuel Lapin

Miller & Chevalier Chartered

  • Senior associate in the Tax Department at Miller & Chevalier Chartered
  • Practice concentrates on tax controversy matters, including administrative appeals and tax litigation
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on administrative practice and procedure and tax controversy issues
  • Chair of the New Tax Practitioners Committee, Taxation Community, District of Columbia Bar

Clerk, The Honorable Cary Douglas Pugh, United States Tax Court

  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Temple University Beasley School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Pittsburgh
  • Can be contacted at 202-626-5807 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 409857
Published 2022
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