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MICHEL STEIN, EDWARD ROBBINS, JR. and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Michel Stein, Edward Robbins, Jr. and Jonathan Kalinski will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “Appealing IRS Penalty Abatement Denials: Foreign Disclosure Penalties and Navigating the Appeals Process” on Wednesday, October 4, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST).

The IRS employs strict standards for determining whether a taxpayer qualifies for penalty abatement for failure to file required foreign information returns and FBARs.

In recent years, the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration issued a report showing that IRS controls over penalties were deficient, leading to incorrect abatement in a large percentage of tested cases. As a result, the IRS has increased scrutiny over foreign penalty abatement requests.

IRS audits have not become more manageable. Once chosen, a taxpayer can expect to face a probing investigation, potentially leading to stiff penalties. Critical to navigating the FBAR and foreign information reporting forms appeals process is understanding the legal standards, the potential penalty level, arguments (legal and otherwise), and evidence to assemble. Counsel and advisers must prepare to present a comprehensive and cohesive case for taxpayers seeking to appeal their FBAR and other penalties.

Listen as our experienced panel of advisers provides a practical guide to navigating the process for handling penalty abatement denials. Attendees will receive an insider’s look at how leading practitioners resolve complicated international controversies.

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