Tax Controversies: Addressing Its Implications to the Year Ahead
With the evolving tax litigation environment, managing complex and high-stakes tax controversies has become a huge challenge for tax authorities and professionals. Considering the significant implications of these tax controversies coupled with the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) heightened enforcement activities, it is crucial for firms and their counsel to remain attentive to the emerging trends and developments to ward off potential risks. Establishing sound and effective policies and defense strategies could also aid in addressing far-reaching implications and resolving tax audits and disputes.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the latest enforcement initiatives and trends; critical issues and best practices with respect to Tax Controversies. Speakers will also offer techniques in managing tax audits and preventing tax disputes.
Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:
- Tax Controversies - Then and Now
- Recent Changes to IRS Appeals Procedures
- How to Address Implications?
- Audit Issues and Challenges
- Civil and Criminal Liabilities
- Best Practices and Tips
- Latest Trends and Regulatory Developments
W. Curtis Elliott, Partner
Culp Elliott & Carpenter P.L.L.C.
- Recent IRS Procedural Developments at Exam and Appeals
- Docketed Case Settlement Strategies Using Qualified Offers
- Penalty Defenses in the Tax Court
- NOL Jurisdiction in the Tax Court
- Recent “Economic Substance” Decisions
David Gannaway, Principal
PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
- IRS Collection / Forms 433a
- Employment Taxes (Off the Books Payroll / Checks to Cash)
- Penalty Abatements (Reasonable Cause)
Who Should Attend:
- Tax Attorneys
- Enrolled Agents
- Tax Practitioners
- Internal Audits
- Tax Consultants
- Other Related/Interested Professionals
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 …
David Gannaway is a Principal of PKF O’Connor Davies’ Litigation Support Group. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has served as both an IRS Special Agent, handling criminal investigations, and a private sector consultant, unraveling complex domestic and international white-collar financial fraud schemes across numerous business sectors, including healthcare, non-profit and financial services, among others. He is recognized for preparing meticulous damage calculations and successfully refuting the computations presented by opposing witnesses. 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 PKF O’Connor Davies’ Litigation Support Group. With more than 25 years’ experience, he has …
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Experience in taxation law
NASBA Field of Study:
Taxes - Technical
NY Category of CLE Credit:
Areas of Professional Practice
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About Culp Elliott & Carpenter P.L.L.C.
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 recapitalizations. 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 PKF O'Connor Davies, LLP
PKF O’Connor Davies, LLP is a full-service certified public accounting and advisory firm with a long history of serving clients both domestically and internationally. With roots tracing to 1891, nine offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Maryland, and more than 700 professionals, the Firm provides a complete range of accounting, auditing, tax and management advisory services. PKF O’Connor Davies is ranked 28th on Accounting Today’s 2017 “Top 100 Firms” list and is recognized as one of the “Top 10 Fastest-Growing Firms.” PKF O’Connor Davies is also recognized as a “Leader in Audit and Accounting” and is ranked among the “Top Firms in the Mid-Atlantic,” by Accounting Today.
PKF O’Connor Davies is the lead North American representative in PKF International, a global network of legally independent accounting and advisory firms located in 440 locations, in 150 countries around the world.