December 7, 2010
National Institute on Criminal Tax FraudThe ABA Tax Section's two-day 27th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud kicks off today in San Francisco:
[T]he Institute will offer the most knowledgeable panelists from the defense bar, the government, and the judiciary. The sessions are regularly attended by judges, federal, state and local prosecutors, other law enforcement officials, defense attorneys, corporate in-house counsel, accountants, and members of the academic community. The audience includes attorneys and accountants just beginning to practice in the tax fraud area, as well as highly experienced practitioners. The program will provide valuable updates on new developments and strategies, along with the opportunity to meet colleagues, renew acquaintances and exchange ideas.
This year the Institute will include a criminal tax roundtable discussion with senior representatives from the IRS and the Department of Justice together with panels focusing on
- the enhancement of the government's enforcement efforts targeting offshore accounts;
- the use of foreign evidence at trial;
- an Ask the Experts panel presentation encompassing the "Top 5" practice tips for the criminal tax practitioner;
- handling the sensitive issue examination and the impact of IRS Fraud Technical Advisors during the civil examination;
- the future, if any, of voluntary disclosures;
- defending the target;
- civil penalty relief following the criminal prosecution and
- the continuing controversy regarding the application of the federal sentencing guidelines.
In addition, the program will provide an annual general overview of nuts and bolts techniques for responding to a criminal tax fraud investigation.
For a list of the speakers and their topics, see here.
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