With emerging administrative priorities and a probable federal tax overhaul, 2018 is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic years for tax lawyers and the IRS, who are planning for a tectonic shift in procedure and policy. The lawyer as interpreter of the tax code is more critical than ever.

At the Federal Bar Association’s 42nd Annual Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C. on March 9, 2018, embark upon an in-depth study of tax practice and procedure as well as analyze new legislation with notable legal speakers. Visit www.fedbar.org/taxlaw18 to register for this timely conference.  Conference speakers will painstakingly:

  1. Examine federal tax procedure at the administrative and judicial level;
  2. Offer best practices for the handling of audits, assessment of deficiencies and penalties, tax liens, and claims for refunds; and
  3. Review the ethics of tax practice and the rights and privileges of the taxpayer.

This FBA conference held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center will assist in the development of participant’s analytical skills in order to understand regulations, codes, and case law. Furthermore speakers will discuss practice before the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. district courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and appellate courts.

Whether you are familiar with federal tax practice and procedure or are beginning an education in such matters, get a deeper working knowledge of the process and procedures of the federal tax system that includes the structure and authority of the IRS; government investigatory powers; statute of limitations; pretrial, trial, and appellate processes; tax collection; and civil and criminal penalties.

Conference speakers will survey the roles played by the IRS Oversight Board and the Tax Division of the Department of Justice in the administration of the nation’s tax laws. Recognize the processes by which the IRS selects returns for examination and know how to handle practical issues involving IRS examinations of your clients’ or employer’s tax returns. Attendees will review the appeals process within the IRS and know how to represent taxpayers during such appeals. Additionally become familiar with the legal and ethical duties and responsibilities of tax professionals as well as the IRS’s ability to gather information from and about taxpayers.

The Tax Law Conference on March 9, 2018 will provide a clear explanation of the structure and processes involved in IRS practice as well as cover the basics, the complexities, and the details of tax law cases and the latest statutes and regulations.  Sign up for the Tax Law Conference on or before January 26, 2018 at www.fedbar.org/taxlaw18 to save on registration rates! Ethics, CLE, and CPE credit will be available.

Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.