Tax practitioners are governed by many various rules of ethics, including the IRS Regulations known as “Circular 230”. This program will cover the Circular 230 rules and everyday ethical issues that arise for private practitioners.
But what about the IRS’s employees? What ethical rules constrain them from running roughshod over taxpayers?
There are several bodies that govern IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, and the IRS is policed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”). This special ethics program will cover what to do if the IRS violates the taxpayer’s rights, and what practitioners can do to protect their taxpayers and obtain a proper resolution.
In this special workshop, you will learn:
- Understand the ethics rules that apply to tax practice
- Identify potential conflicts of interest and how to deal with them
- Explain what the options are when an IRS Employee is violating the Taxpayer Bill of Rights
Due to the in-depth nature of this workshop, attendance is limited so all attendee questions can be answered.
“Whenever I see Eric Green as a presenter, I clear my schedule to attend!!” -Frank Donahue, Partner/CEO/President
“I have had the opportunity to participate in a number of continuing education events Eric Green has led, and I am always impressed and never disappointed. He brings an excitement for what he does that is almost contagious.” -Steven Welch, The WelchCounsel PC, Partner/CEO/President
“Eric Green is a great presenter. He has vast experience in the subject matter and gives interesting real-life examples during his presentations. -Janet Hunt, Chernobyl Children’s Program
About the Instructors:
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.
Walter Pagano is a Tax Partner and Tax Controversy Practice Leader. He has more than 35 years of diversified and relevant litigation consulting and forensic accounting experience. He has testified in federal and state courts, as well as at arbitration hearings, and has served as a federal, state, and bankruptcy court appointed forensic accountant and special fiscal agent. Walter’s experience, knowledge, and expertise enable practicing attorneys and corporate counsel to rely on his objective and independent critical thinking and judgment as a source to ascertain the financial facts in a wide variety of civil and criminal cases that have included white collar crime, internal investigations, adequacy of internal controls, commercial disputes, civil and criminal tax controversy, internal and external fraud schemes, financial statement fraud, shareholder and matrimonial disputes, guardianship litigation, accounting malpractice and third-party asset misappropriation. Walter has served as an expert witness in diverse cases such as IRS practice and procedure, breach of accounting and tax representations and warranties, damage calculations, criminal tax prosecutions, and guardianship accounting.
Prior to joining the firm, Walter served as Partner-in-Charge of Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting at another public accounting firm. His background also includes serving 10 years as a revenue agent with the United States Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS). In this position, Walter conducted forensic and tax audits of businesses and individuals, and also trained revenue agents and criminal investigation special agents in the applicable provisions of income tax law. In addition, he was an appeals officer, co-authored the IRS’ Commodity Tax Shelter Training Manual, examined abusive tax shelters, and assisted federal prosecutors as a forensic accountant in prosecuting various tax crimes.
Walter is a frequent guest speaker on topics such as forensic accounting, IRS investigations and white collar crime.
Special Rate $49
IRS CE Information:
Advanced Preparation: None
Program Level: Update
Delivery Method: Group Internet Based
Field of Study: Taxes
CPE: 2 hours – Ethics