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February 01, 2019
11:00AM - 1:00PM ET


February 11, 2019
11:00AM - 1:00PM ET


February 15, 2019
12:00PM - 2:00PM ET



Course Description

This course will discuss the collection methods the IRS is using in the new enforcement environment. When clients are faced with IRS enforcement representatives, you need a wide array of skills to protect your clients, including ways to properly appeal IRS enforcement actions. Topics covered include:

  • IRS levies
  • Seizures
  • Lien procedures
  • Advanced concepts in liens: subordination, subrogation, discharge, and non-filing of liens
  • The newest IRS initiatives and the best way to protect your client
  • Installment agreements
  • Offers in compromise
  • Currently not collectible
  • Other collection alternatives


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

Apr 24, 2018

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: OMYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-T-01275-18-O
IRS Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1222
CTEC Federal Tax Law Credits: 2
Qualifies for CA Fraud: No

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify successful negotiation strategies
  • Cite IRS collection procedures
  • Cite ways to appeal adverse IRS determinations

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