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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. It has dramatically reduced its enforcement efforts. This class will examine the methods IRS is using in this new enforcement environment. It will cover new IRS examination and collection priorities and procedures, IRS criminal investigation initiatives, recent important developments for practitioners, a taxpayer advocate services report on problems in the tax system, new procedures at IRS campuses, and the impact of new IRS leadership.


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 23, 2018
Experience filing tax returns and basic interactions with the IRS

Compliance Information

IRS Provider #: OMYXB
IRS Course ID: 0MYXB-U-01273-18-O
IRS Federal Tax Update Credits: 2
CTEC Provider #: 2071
CTEC Course ID: 2071-CE-1220
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
  • Define the IRS offshore compliance initiative
  • Cite the IRS budget problems and its impact on your clients

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