IRS officials have made it known that identifying and punishing tax fraud will be a top priority of the agency for the foreseeable future. With an arsenal of draconian civil fraud penalties, unlimited statutes of limitation for assessment, and even criminal punishment, the IRS has a formidable array of weapons at its disposal to further this goal. This course will provide tax practitioners with an overview of the recent IRS fraud compliance efforts and review how to handle and assist clients with potential civil and criminal tax issues.
Mr. Roberts is a Principal of Freeman Law, PLLC, in Frisco, Texas. He devotes a substantial portion of his legal practice to helping his clients navigate and resolve their federal tax disputes, either administratively or, if necessary, through litigation. As a trusted advisor, he has provided legal advice and counsel to hundreds of clients, including individuals and entrepreneurs, non-profits, trusts and estates, partnerships, and corporations.
Having served nearly three years as an attorney-advisor to the United States Tax Court’s Chief Judge in Washington, D.C., Mr. Roberts leverages his unique insight into government processes to offer his clients creative, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to their tax problems. In private practice, Mr. Roberts has successfully represented clients in all phases of a federal tax dispute, including IRS audits, appeals, litigation, and collection matters. He also has significant experience representing clients in employment tax audits, voluntary disclosures, FBAR penalties and litigation, trust fund penalties, and penalty abatement and waiver requests.
Mr. Roberts is a frequent speaker and author on complex tax matters. His articles have been published in national and regional publications, including the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, Tax Notes, and The Tax Adviser.