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The IRS Examination Process: Problems and Potential Solutions for Reform

The IRS Examination Process:  Problems and Potential Solutions for Reform
Presented by Financial Executives International's Private Company Roundtable (PCR) and PwC
2:00 pm ET | 1.5 Hours | 1.5 CPE credit
Questions?  Contact Maria Smith at [email protected]

Taxpayers and the IRS should share a common interest in audits conducted as efficiently and predictably as possible with the goal of providing “certainty sooner.”  Audits that are conducted transparently and cooperatively are much more likely to be efficient and yield certainty sooner for both the taxpayers and the IRS.  However, the actions of an increasingly aggressive IRS seem to be at odds with the interests of both parties.

Our panel will discuss recent and developing trends, as well as proposed solutions.  The distinguished webcast panel includes:  Barry Shott, Managing Director in PwC's Tax Controversy and Regulatory Services (TCRS) practice; Tom Roesser, Senior Director of Tax Affairs for Microsoft Corporation; and Christopher Armstrong, Deputy Chief Oversight Counsel at the Senate Finance Committee.  Some of the topics covered include:
  • Lack of Process Accountability
  • Lack of Transparency
  • Increasing Aggressiveness of the IRS
  • IRS Oversight
  • IRS Budget
Continuing Education
Participants will be eligible to receive up to 1.5 CPE credits in accordance with NASBA.
  • Instructional Method: Webcast
  • Recommended CPE Credits: 1.5 upon approval
  • Fields of Study: To be determined
  • Experience Level: Basic
  • Prerequisites/advance preparation: None
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