Monday, July 2, 2012

How to Fight the IRS from the Audit to the Tax Court: A Tool Box for the Practitioner: On-Demand #MCLE

This program gives tax practitioners an overview on federal tax law practice. Among the topics included in this program, Mr. Mopsick and Mrs. Williams instruct viewers on how to properly represent a client during an audit and how to navigate the appellate process through the U.S. Tax Court. Other subjects addressed are tax assessments and collections, federal tax liens and levies, collection due process procedures, installment agreements, offers in compromise, and innocent spouses.
How to Fight the IRS from the Audit to the Tax Court: A Tool Box for the Practitioner
On-Demand Recording

  • Steve Mopsick is a 30-year veteran with the Office of Chief Counsel of the Internal Revenue Service, serving first as a writer of private letter rulings in mergers and acquisitions, then as an IRS litigator before the U.S. Tax Court in Washington, D.C., and finally as the Special Assistant to the Acting Chief Counsel. Among his nationally recognized achievements, Steve represented the government in the trial preparation and settlement of one of the largest corporate acquisitions in history. His achievements then brought him to Sacramento to open the IRS law office as District Counsel, where he was responsible for the trial and settlement of a multi-million dollar inventory of cases before the United States Tax Court. As District Counsel in Sacramento, Steve was the IRS's top law enforcement attorney responsible for 31 Northern California counties. 
  • Betty Williams received her J.D. from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law, and her Masters Degree in Taxation from Washington School of Law. She has represented clients before the U.S. Tax Court, and has a broad range of experience with tax controversy issues including income tax, employment tax, sales and use tax, property tax and IRS, FTB and SBE collections, audits and appeals. Betty is admitted to practice by the State Bar of California, the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals.


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