Most CPAs never think about criminal tax issues, but avoidance is not a smart way to protect yourself or your clients. In order to stay out of trouble, it is essential to understand how IRS Criminal Investigation works—including how investigations are structured, how staff focuses resources, and what can turn an ordinary audit into a criminal tax prosecution.
This webinar is a unique opportunity to hear directly from the head of IRS Criminal Investigation, Don Fort. Mr. Fort is retiring at the end of this month after 30 years with the IRS and will provide his singular perspective on IRS Criminal Investigation and where it is heading in the future.
John D. (Don) Fort is the Chief, Criminal Investigation, headquartered in Washington, DC. He was appointed to the position in June 2017 and heads the Internal Revenue Service Division responsible for investigating criminal violations of the tax code and related financial crimes. Mr. Fort oversees a worldwide staff of nearly 3,300 CI employees, including approximately 2,200 special agents, who investigate crimes involving tax, money laundering, public corruption, cyber, ID theft, narcotics and terrorist financing.
For more than thirty years, Bryan C. Skarlatos has represented individuals and corporations in sensitive matters, many of which involve negotiation or litigation with government agencies. He has significant experience in federal and state tax audits, appeals and litigation, criminal tax investigations, and white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Skarlatos also has an active practice providing tax and estate planning advice.