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Executive Education Series Webinar
Webinar: Jousting with the IRS - Handling Federal Tax Controversy from Audit through Litigation

No one wants to be mired in an IRS audit of their personal or business tax return. While this matter demands careful attention, it needn't beget serious angst. With some basic planning and management of the audit process, the administrative costs and duration of an audit can be lessened while protecting a taxpayer's rights.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the best practices in preparing for an IRS audit and responding to information requests during the examination
  • Recognize a taxpayer's priviliged information relevant to an examination
  • Explain possible strategies to resolve an audit during a fast-track settlement or through an IRS appeals process
Kevin Johnson

Kevin JohnsonKevin M. Johnson, Partner
Kevin focuses his practice on tax controversy and litigation, as well as domestic and international tax planning. Early in his career, he joined the IRS as a revenue agent and also worked in the IRS Office of Appeals. As a result of this experience, he offers a unique perspective and an insider's understanding of IRS practice and procedure.

Michelle Hervey

Michelle HerveyMichelle M. Hervey, Partner
Michelle's practice focuses primarily on federal tax controversy and planning for partnerships, limited liability companies, real estate investment trusts and corporate clients. She also serves as tax counsel on public securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Responsive and perceptive of her clients' needs, Michelle provides practical and technical guidance that is enhanced by experience as a former CPA focused on partnership and expatriate tax issues.

Bill Smith

Bill SmithWilliam M. Smith, Esq.
Bill Smith is a managing director in the CBIZ National Tax Office. Bill monitors federal tax legislation and consults nationally on a broad range of foreign and domestic tax services for businesses and individuals, including mergers and acquisitions, domestic and international investments or divestitures, and the review, negotiation and drafting of tax aspects of business agreements.


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*Attendees must be registered individually and click on periodic participation markers throughout the webinar to receive CPE credit.

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Additional Details

Cost: No fee required.

CPE: Eligible for 1 CPE credit in Taxes*

Prerequisites: None

Who Should Attend? CEOs, CFOs, Tax Directors, Tax Managers, Key Stakeholders

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet-based

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