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January 12, 2018
12:00PM - 2:00PM ET

$89

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2
Update
Taxes
Experience filing tax returns and basic interactions with the IRS

Course Description

Over the past several years, the IRS has seen its budget cut significantly. There has been a corresponding reduction in the quality of service provided by IRS, which has dramatically reduced its enforcement efforts. The 2017 Representation Update will examine the methods the IRS is using in this new enforcement environment. Instructor Robert McKenzie covers many topics including new IRS examination priorities and procedures, IRS collection priorities and procedures, IRS criminal investigation initiatives, recent important developments for practitioners, the taxpayer advocate services report on problems in the tax system, new procedures at IRS campuses, and the impact of new IRS leadership.



Instructor

Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq.

Robert (Bob) E. McKenzie, EA, Esq., is a partner of the law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP of Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the IRS and state tax agencies. He has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation and has made numerous media appearances, including on Dateline NBC and ABC World News Tonight.

Bob has been elected to the American College of Tax Counsel where he serves as secretary/treasurer of its board of regents. Prior to entering private practice, he was employed by the IRS Collection Division in Chicago, Illinois. From 2009–2011, Bob served as a member of the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC), a group appointed by the IRS Commissioner.

Bob is the author of Representation Before the Collection Division of the IRS as well as the coauthor of Representing the Audited Taxpayer Before the IRS and Representation Before the United States Tax Court.



Course Specifics

Taxes
May 18, 2017
Experience filing tax returns and basic interactions with the IRS
WC18176144
None


Compliance Information

103220
IRS Provider #: OMYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-U-01146-17-O
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 2
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1099
CTEC Federal Tax Update Credits: 2
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No


Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Identify IRS initiatives in examinations
• Cite current changes in IRS collection procedures
• Recall the IRS offshore compliance initiative
• Recognize the IRS budget problems and its impact on your clients



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