Although the IRS audits over 1 million taxpayers each year, the vast majority are correspondence audits. During this course, instructor Adam Fayne will cover correspondence audits, and audits where the IRS personally contacts taxpayers and asks to conduct exams at their homes or businesses. Topics covered in this class discuss the following: IRS audit selection techniques, current examination priorities and issues, the use of Audit Technique Guides in the exam process, limit issue focus exams, the practitioner role in the field exam process, protecting your client’s rights during an exam, and how to appeal an adverse determination.
IRS Audit Selection Techniques.
CPAs and other tax professionals.
Identify IRS audit selection techniques. Recognize how to become a stronger advocate for your client. Cite different types of audit exams. Identify your role as a practitioner in field exams. Recall techniques and sources related to Audit Technique Guides.
This is a FlexCast (no exam required) and may be viewed only Monday - Saturday, 5am - 5pm PT. You may take up to one year from the date of purchase to complete the course. Pause your FlexCast and resume at a convenient day during the hours above. Partial credit for 2+ credit courses: If you are unable to complete the course in one sitting, partial credit can be awarded (minimum of one credit). To earn the remaining credits, you must return later and start the course from the beginning. Use chat to ask questions of a subject matter expert during the program.
Adam Fayne, Western CPE
Adam Fayne assists companies and individuals, nationally and internationally, on corporate and tax issues. As a corporate attorney, Adam routinely advises management or in-house general counsel on various legal matters affecting their day-to-day corporate activities. His experience includes handling matters involving mergers and acquisitions, employment, compliance, litigation, personal injury, vendor contract review and negotiations, employment benefits, financing, real estate and many other issues. Adam is also a tax attorney who helps businesses and individuals with tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax planning both domestically and internationally. He also handles a variety of white collar criminal matters, both federal and state, particularly involving civil and criminal tax fraud, including tax evasion, money laundering and offshore tax compliance. Adam’s knowledge of tax law is informed by his former role as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney with the Department of Treasury’s IRS.
Non-Member Price $56.00
Member Price $49.00