UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute Tackles Passport Revocation, New Tax Act, Criminal Tax Fraud and Cryptocurrency on October 23 at Beverly Hills Hotel

Annual conference brings together distinguished government officials and tax practitioners
to discuss and debate current tax controversy and litigation issues.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (October 10, 2018) —The Tax Controversy Institute presented by UCLA Extension is an annual forum engaging expert private practitioners and government officials in discussion and debate about recent developments in civil and criminal tax controversy and litigation, and sensitive tax practice issues, on October 23, 2018, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“This year’s tax controversy presentations are front page news in a busy year with a new Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, changes and new rules affecting offshore voluntary disclosures and enforcement, cryptocurrency, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” says Steven Toscher, Esq., Institute Chair and Principal, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. “UCLA Extension’s Tax Controversy Institute, now in its 34th year, is a conference dedicated to robust examination of the procedures, policies, and strategies involved in these complicated tax issues.”

Panels of experts will address the future of IRS offshore voluntary disclosure programs, IRS fraud referrals in examination and collections matters, litigation before the new California Office of Tax Appeals (OTA), IRS passport revocation, defending emerging issues arising under the new tax act , including the pass through deduction, and criminal and civil tax enforcement issues arising out of the ownership of cryptocurrencies.

This year the conference is honored to have Mary Beth Murphy, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner, SB/SE, and Lisa Beard, Internal Revenue Service, Deputy Commissioner, SB/SE, give our keynote luncheon presentation and Eric Hylton, Deputy Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, Washington, DC, who will provide a special presentation on IRS Criminal enforcement direction and priorities. Avram Salkin will receive the Bruce I. Hochman Award, presented to individuals who demonstrate outstanding contributions in the field of tax law and tax controversy.

Other notable speakers are: Damon Rowe, Special Agent in Charge, Criminal Investigation Division, Los Angeles; Sandra Brown, former Acting U.S. Attorney and Chief of the Tax Division for the Central District of California; Darren John Guillot, Director, IRS Field Collection Operations, IRS; Cassidy Collins, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Los Angeles; Amanda Bartmann, Attorney Advisor, Taxpayer Advocate Service, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC; and Caroline D. Ciraolo, Esq., Former Acting Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, Department of Justice. See the full conference agenda and list of speakers here.

The conference is presented by UCLA Extension Business, Management & Legal Programs. It is designed for attorneys, accountants, business/corporate professionals, and tax practitioners, and financial advisors. Continuing education units (CEUs) are offered along with Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit by the State Bar of California and Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). Discounts are available for CalCPA, NAEA, and FPA members.

The conference fee is $525 and includes materials, lunch, and parking. Register here or contact John Caruso at (310) 206-1708 or jcaruso@uclaextension.edu. The Beverly Hills Hotel is located at 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, 310-276-2251.