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IRS Criminal Investigations: Featuring the IRS Criminal Investigation Chief Don Fort

IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS: FEATURING IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION CHIEF DON FORT

This is a rebroadcast of the live presentation from 9/24/2020.
Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateSeptember 24, 2020
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

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.  
 
Learning Objectives:


  • Determine what makes a criminal tax case and how to spot problems for your clients before the case turns criminal.

  • Identify what IRS Criminal Investigation does and how it leverages its resources to combat abusive tax behavior.

  • Identify tips on where IRS Criminal Investigation is going in the future and how it is using data analytics to combat tax evasion.

  • Recognize how IRS Criminal Investigation is addressing fraud in areas such as COVID-19 stimulus payments, cryptocurrency, and cross-border transactions. 

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Don Fort

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Chief, Criminal Investigation

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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.

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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.

About Our Presenter

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The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world's most efficient tax administrators. In fiscal year 2012, the IRS collected more than $2.5 trillion in revenue and processed more than 237 million tax returns.