Civil & Criminal Tax Controversies: How Will it Affect Your Firm in 2015 & Beyond
Every organization faces the challenge of complying with the constantly changing regulatory conditions concerning taxation. Tax laws are notoriously complicated and the risk of compliance failure is high.
In a two hour, live CLE webcast, our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the latest Civil & Criminal Tax Controversies and How They Will Affect Your Firm. Join us to discuss with some of the country’s leading attorneys and tax experts the latest federal tax initiatives, policies, regulations, and possible legislation surrounding civil and criminal tax controversies.
Key topics include:
- Civil Taxation Controversies
- Criminal Taxation Controversies
- IRS Auditing, Collection, and Appeals
- Is FATCA Cost-Effective?
- Tax-exempt Organizations
- Mitigating Civil and Criminal Tax Litigation
- Litigating Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies
- Changing Regulations
- Compliance Risks
David Gannaway, Principal
Mitigating and Litigating Criminal Tax Cases from the role as a Kovel Accountant.
- Two types of investigations – Title 26 Grand Jury and Administrative.
- What Factors Influence Use of Title 26 Investigation?
- What is a Kovel Accountant?
- Role in Criminal Tax Investigation / Trial
- Investigative Phase
- Indictment Returned / Trial Phase
W. Curtis Elliott, Jr., Partner
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
Case Filing, Discovery and Trial Preparation in the U.S. Tax Court:
- Preparing the Petition
- Filing Procedures and Requirements
- Discovery and the Branerton Rule
- Scheduling and Taking Depositions
- Preparing and Negotiating Stipulations
- Standing Pre-Trial Orders
- Trial Preparation
Matthew McCullough, EA , Tax Controversy Manager
Grassi & Co.
- Ins and outs of an IRS audit
- Steps of an IRS audit from initial meeting to resolution OR if not resolved Appeals and Tax Court petition
- Mitigating tax controversies by conducting mock audits
Travis DeLucenay, Attorney, CPA
Zetley Law Offices S.C.
- IRS Update – Recent Statistics, Reports & Trends
- Current Collection Issues – What has been the effect of the Fresh Start Initiative?
- IRS Continued Emphasis on Employment Tax Collection – Both Civil & Criminal Implications
- Criminal Tax Investigation Current Issues – The Role of Electronic Communications
Who Should Attend:
- Tax Attorneys
- Tax Litigators
- Tax Preparers and Practitioners
- Tax Advisers
- Tax Executives and Directors
- Top Level Management
- Multinational Companies
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
David Gannaway is a Principal of the firm’s Litigation Support Group. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has served as both an IRS Special Agent, conducting/managing criminal investigations, and an IRS Revenue Agent conducting audits of individual, corporate and partnership tax returns. During the last eight years, Mr. Gannaway has worked as a private sector consultant. In both roles, Mr. Gannaway has been involved in unraveling complex domestic and international white-collar financial fraud schemes across numerous business sectors, including healthcare, non-profit and financial services, among others. With a widely-respected record of producing impressive and favorable results in criminal and civil trials at both the state and federal levels, Mr. Gannaway is an exceptional client advocate in tax controversies, white-collar criminal investigations, offshore IRS disclosure issues, shareholder disputes and settlement negotiations.
Mr. Gannaway is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a thought leader in the areas of preventing and detecting fraud, money laundering, civil and criminal income taxes, regulatory compliance, the Foreign Corrupt Practices (FCPA) and Bank Secrecy Acts.
David Gannaway is a Principal of the firm’s Litigation Support Group. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has served …
Curtis Elliott is one of the leading tax litigators in the United States. He has over 30 years of experience litigating civil and criminal tax cases, including IRS audits and appeals, and grand jury proceedings. He has extensive courtroom trial experience in the U.S. Tax Court, the Federal District Courts and state courts. His tax advocacy has resolved some of the most complex, high stakes tax cases for clients. Mr. Elliott’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurial companies, estates and individuals. He works closely with co-counsel and CPA firms. Mr. Elliott is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, and is very active in the ABA Section of Taxation. He speaks at conferences across the country on tax dispute topics. Mr. Elliott also co-authored the nationally published treatise entitled Valuation Practice in Estate Planning and Litigation (Clark Boardman Callahan, 1994).
Curtis Elliott is one of the leading tax litigators in the United States. He has over 30 years of experience …
Matthew McCullough, EA is a Tax Controversy Manager at Grassi & Co. He works across a variety of industries including but not limited to Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Manufacturing & Distribution, Real Estate, and Not-For Profit.
Matthew is proficient in tax audits for the IRS, New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, California, Florida, Alabama, Texas, and many others. His areas of specialty include sales tax audits, franchise tax audits, corporate tax audits, individual tax audits, Department of Labor audits, and NYSIF audits.
Prior to joining Grassi & Co., Matthew spent four years in private industry as a Tax Manager. Matthew was also in the Corporate Tax Department at a Big Four firm for five years as well. Matthew was responsible for all functions of the tax department.
Matthew is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA), and the National Organization of Enrolled Agents.
Matthew received his Bachelor or Science degree in Accounting from Fairfield University. During his time at Fairfield, Matthew was a member of the Accounting Honor Society, Irish Society as well as a member of the Connecticut Society of CPAs.
Matthew enjoys giving back to his community and is the Toy 4 Tots representative for Grassi & Co.
Matthew McCullough, EA is a Tax Controversy Manager at Grassi & Co. He works across a variety of industries including …
Travis DeLucenay is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, who concentrates his practice in the area of tax controversy law. He has obtained positive results for his clients in tax cases beginning with the examination phase, and continuing on through the appellate and litigation process. Travis also has extensive experience handling all phases of the collection process and has successfully negotiated on behalf of individuals, corporations, and estates in resolving tax disputes. Travis’ practice also includes criminal tax defense and handling civil examinations with criminal exposure. Travis has previous experience working for two of the big four accounting firms in the audit and tax practices. Travis earned his J.D. from Marquette University and his B.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Travis DeLucenay is an attorney and Certified Public Accountant, who concentrates his practice in the area of tax controversy law. …
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About O'Connor Davies
O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full-service certified public accounting and advisory firm that has a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally and providing specialized professional services of the highest quality. With roots tracing to 1891, nine offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 550 professionals, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and business advisory services.
The Firm has built strong relationships with its clients by being proactive, thorough and efficient. Partners are very involved in the day-to-day management of engagements, ensuring a high degree of client service and cost effectiveness. The Firm’s seasoned professional staff members apply a team approach to all engagements to provide clients with the highest quality and most timely services available. The continuity of staffing and attention to detail in all client engagements makes the Firm stand out among its competitors.
O’Connor Davies is a member of PKF International, a network of legally independent member firms providing accounting and business advisory services in 440 locations in 150 countries around the world.
With its tradition, experience and focus on the future, O’Connor Davies is ready to help clients meet today’s ever-changing economic conditions and manage the growing complexities of the regulatory environment.
About Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC
Culp Elliott & Carpenter, PLLC is a Charlotte, North Carolina tax law firm founded in 1982. It provides innovative tax, and legal solutions that create value for its clients, and helps clients achieve the most important goals in their businesses and lives. The Firm represents high-net-worth individuals, successful entrepreneurs, and corporate business clients. Firm members develop effective strategies to save on taxes, representing clients in the areas of estate planning, real estate and commercial transactions, mergers, acquisitions, restructuring and re-capitalizations. Firm members handle civil and criminal tax litigation, and trusts and estates litigation, at all levels of dispute, and represent clients in disputes with the Internal Revenue Service. The Firm serves clients throughout the Southeastern United States.
About Grassi & Co.
Grassi & Co. is a premier professional service organization specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and business consulting services. Grassi & Co. has offices in Manhattan, Long Island and Rockland County, NY as well as Milan, Italy. Grassi & Co. has been ranked among the Top 100 largest firms in the U.S. by both INSIDE Public Accounting and Accounting Today, the Top 20 largest firms in the New York Metropolitan area by Crain’s New York Business and the Top 10 largest firms on Long Island by Long Island Business News. Grassi & Co. specializes in professional services for the Construction, Architecture & Engineering, Financial Services, Manufacturing & Distribution, Retail, Technology, Media & Telecommunication, Transportation, Not-for-Profit, and Healthcare industries, among others.
About Zetley Law Offices S.C.
Zetley Law Offices S.C. is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based law firm founded in 1989. The firm’s practice focuses on protecting taxpayers' rights in both civil and criminal cases. The firm’s attorneys have years of experience practicing before the Internal Revenue Service and state taxing authorities. Our attorneys combine tax, business, and litigation expertise with the knowledge and skills of Certified Public Accountants. Our team also includes highly skilled forensic accountants and former criminal and civil IRS agents and officers. The firm’s services include assisting taxpayers with all aspects of the civil examination and collection process, as well as criminal tax defense.
The firm's tax controversy practice represents individuals, businesses across all industries, estates, and not-for-profits. Our attorneys have obtained favorable results in various forums and will dispute tax assessments on behalf of individuals and businesses before the United States Tax Court, Federal District Court, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission.