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Sensitive Business Audits and Potential Criminal Risks: Tax Fraud and IRS compliance

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This presentation will provide tax and compliance professionals with an understanding of the stages of an audit with potential criminal exposure. Panelists will discuss the sources of criminal tax cases and the evaluation and investigation involved in an “eggshell audit”. The panelists will also cover the coordination between the IRS civil team and IRS criminal investigation division.

Why Should You Attend:

This training program helps in understanding of the criminal tax process and procedural complexity as compared to a civil audit. Participants will learn how to identify potential criminal tax issues early.

Develop an understanding of the IRS’ varying investigative techniques to identify criminal tax issues and learn how to distinguish potential civil penalty issues from criminal issues.

Gain insight regarding how to defend a “sensitive” audit with criminal issues or a parallel proceeding and learn to identify various points in the criminal tax process where resolution is most likely.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Criminal tax players (IRS, Department of Justice)
  • Tax fraud
  • Commonly charged tax crimes
  • Sources of a criminal tax case
  • Privilege issues
  • Ethical issues
  • Issues with amending returns
  • Penalty issues
  • Referral of cases from civil audit to criminal investigation division

Who Will Benefit:

  • CEO
  • CFO
  • COO
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Tax Director
  • Tax Manager
  • Risk Management Officer/ VP
  • General Counsel
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Chief Investigation Officer

Instructor Profile:

Travis A Greaves

Travis Austin Greaves is an attorney at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. Mr. Greaves concentrates his practice on federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies, and white collar investigations and defense. He represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations through all stages of tax investigations and litigation, including voluntary disclosures, audits and examinations, audit reconsiderations, and negotiated resolutions with the IRS.

Prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, he served as the Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm and served as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Tax Court.

In addition, Mr. Greaves is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught criminal and civil tax controversy courses.

T. Joshua Wu

T. Joshua Wu is an attorney at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. A primary focus of Mr. Wu's practice is helping startup companies, mid-size businesses, and individual clients remain in compliance with U.S. tax laws, as well as guiding clients on appropriate procedures to reduce their tax burdens.

Mr. Wu represents clients in an array of tax controversies and tax litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has also worked with the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility to resolve disciplinary inquiries.

With considerable experience handling multijurisdictional investigations, Mr. Wu regularly works with foreign companies, trusts, and advisors to resolve inbound U.S. tax and reporting issues.

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