Tax practice can be categorized into three different stages: tax planning, tax return preparation, and audit/trial representation. Each stage has its own ethical considerations. What differentiates legitimate tax planning from tax evasion? How sure do you have to be before you can tell a client it is okay to take a position on a return? Do you have to audit a client’s records, or can you rely on what the client says? After the return has been filed, how do you handle an audit when you know the client’s tax return is wrong? What do you do if the information you submitted to the IRS is not accurate? This webinar will use real-life examples and provide tips for tax professionals who want to stay out of trouble.
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.