As 2020 closes out, COVID continues to rage across America and the economic devastation from the pandemic is hammering businesses and taxpayers. There are opportunities for those of us with taxpayers in trouble to help people resolve their issue and avoid IRS enforcement. When a taxpayer is unable to pay his or her living expenses, they may have their account placed in hardship, or what is known in tax lingo as ‘Uncollectible’ status. But what does uncollectible status mean, exactly, and how can a taxpayer request to have their account listed as such? How does the IRS refund offset program work, and its impact on taxpayers already struggling. The program will also discuss resolving tax debts and the Offer-in-compromise program. Attorney Eric Green and Former IRS National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson will explain what uncollectible status is and what practitioners and taxpayers should do to help their taxpayers be put in a hardship category so enforcement activity ceases.
In this special workshop, you will learn:
- Explain the IRS collection process
- Describe the role of economic hardship and its impact on IRS enforcement
- Explain the definition of hardship
- Identify the issues around filing an Offer-in-Compromise that practitioners need to consider
Listen to this message from Eric on why you should register:
If you are an LITC employee or volunteer please look for the code sent from the Taxpayer Advocate to get free access to the program.
If you are unable to cover the $35 and wish to get access to the program please contact us at hello@TaxRepLLC.com.
About the Instructors:
Nina E. Olson is the Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. From March 2001 to July 2019, Nina served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the United States, an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service , dedicated to assisting taxpayers resolve their problems with the IRS and making administrative and legislative recommendations to mitigate those problems systemically. She has submitted 39 annual reports to Congress, and testified before congressional committees over 60 times. Before serving as the National Taxpayer Advocate, Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in the US. She also maintained a private legal practice, representing taxpayers in disputes with the IRS.
Nina has received many awards and recognitions, including the American Bar Association Section of Taxation’s Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Service, Pro Bono Award, and Jules Ritholz Memorial Merit Award for Outstanding Dedication, Achievement, and Integrity in the Field of Civil and Criminal Tax Controversies; the Tax Foundation’s Public Sector Distinguished Service Award; and Pro Bono Awards from the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Bar Association, and the City of Richmond Bar Association. In 2016 she was recognized by Tax Analysts as one of the Top 10 Outstanding Women in Tax (internationally).
Nina received her LLM in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center, her JD from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her AB (in fine arts) from Bryn Mawr College.
Attorney Eric L. Green is a practicing tax attorney, author, speaker, and coach. He founded Tax Rep LLC which runs the popular tax representation practice-growth training and coaching program Tax Rep Network. Through his role as the primary instructor and coach at Tax Rep Network, he has helped hundreds of accountants start and grow successful tax representation practices.
Eric is a partner and founder of law firm Green & Sklarz LLP, which is based in New Haven, Connecticut, where his focus is taxpayer representation before the IRS, Department of Justice Tax Division and state departments of revenue. Prior to becoming an attorney, Eric served as a senior tax consultant for national and international accounting firms, including KPMG and Deloitte & Touche.
Eric developed a national reputation by building a remarkable record of negotiating favorable settlements in thousands of civil cases against government agencies and has also been able to convince government agents and attorneys to forgo criminal charges and civilly resolve many cases.
Eric is a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel, an organization in which membership is an honor reserved for those at the top of their chosen profession. The College’s members, called “Fellows,” are recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments and professional achievements and for their dedication to improving the practice of tax law. Fellows must be nominated by their peers for this honor.
Eric is a frequent lecturer at American Bar Association Tax Section conferences, accounting conferences, and state Enrolled Agent conferences. He served as adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law where he taught law students to handle taxpayer representation matters in the low income taxpayer clinic. He is often quoted in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CreditCard.com and Consumer Reports Financial News.
Eric is the author of the Accountant’s Guide to IRS Collection, the Accountant’s Guide to Resolving Tax Debts, a contributing author on Advocating for Low Income Taxpayers: A Clinical Studies Casebook and was interviewed for the book Stop Hiding from the IRS: The Insider’s Guide to Solving Your Tax Debts Once and For All.
Attorney Green received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting with a minor in International Business from Hofstra University and is an honors graduate from New England School of Law. He earned a Masters of Laws in Taxation from Boston University School of Law.