When taxpayers begin dealing with the IRS Collection Division, they are frequently told to complete a "433." There are multiple versions of the IRS Form 433, and our panel will explain why, and for what situation, each form is designed. This discussion is intended to help your clients complete Form 433 with the required exhibits to reach the best resolution for their tax liabilities.
Frank Agostino is the president of Agostino & Associates, P.C., a law firm in Hackensack, New Jersey specializing in civil and white-collar criminal litigation, tax controversies, and tax planning.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Agostino was an attorney with the Internal Revenue Service’s District Counsel in Springfield, Illinois, and Newark, New Jersey. He also served as a Special Assistant United States Attorney, where he prosecuted primarily criminal tax cases.
As an adjunct professor, Mr. Agostino taught tax controversy at Rutgers School of Law and served as the Rutgers Federal Tax Law Clinic’s co-director.
Mr. Agostino is a frequent speaker and author on tax controversy and litigation matters. He serves on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure. Mr. Agostino is actively involved with the American Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers’ Association.
Mr. Agostino is also the President of the Taxpayers Assistance Corp., which provides tax and legal advice to low-income taxpayers in the NY/NJ area.
Fran Obeid is the founder of MFO Law. She represents individual and corporate clients in civil and criminal matters involving the Internal Revenue Service, state and city tax agencies, the tax division of the Department of Justice, the United States Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, the New York State Attorney General as well as other government agencies.
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