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Tax Penalties: Focus on IRS Enforcement Priorities

TAX PENALTIES: FOCUS ON IRS ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES

This is a rebroadcasted session from an earlier presentation.
Cost Free
CPE Credits 1.0 hour
Subject Area 1.0 - Taxes (Federal Tax)
CE Credits 1.0 hour
Course Id# - HURS9-T-00847-20-O
Course Level Basic
Instructional Method Group Internet Based
Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Course Description

This program will discuss the tax penalties related to the IRS’s current enforcement priorities, including trust fund recovery penalties, gross valuation misstatement penalties, and foreign asset reporting penalties. 

Learning Objectives: 


  • Recognize several types of tax penalties

  • Identify the potential defenses to penalties, including the meaning of “reasonable cause” in these specific contexts

  • Demonstrate the procedures for challenging these penalties

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Megan L. Brackney joined Kostelanetz & Fink in 2004 and concentrates her practice on tax controversies and civil and white-collar criminal litigation. Ms. Brackney received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University. Ms. Brackney was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Before Ms. Brackney was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri. Ms.Brackney taught legal research and writing as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn Law School and taught a seminar in Civil Tax Litigation at New York Law School. Ms. Brackney is a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, and the former Chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, former Chair of the Individual and Family Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association, Tax Section, and annually contributes to the two-volume ABA publication, “Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS.” Ms. Brackney also is a regular contributor to the “Tax Controversy Corner of Journal of Pass-through Entities” and other tax journals. She was the recipient of the American Bar Association Tax Section’s John S. Nolan Fellowship for 2008-2009. Ms. Brackney has been recognized by the “New York Super Lawyers” since 2012 and is currently a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.

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