34th Annual Tax Controversy Conference

 

Beverly Hills Hotel October 23, 2018

 

The Annual Tax Controversy Conference is the preeminent conference exclusively dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation. The conference provides an open forum for distinguished presenters and panelists to discuss, and often debate, sensitive tax practice issues with an engaged audience.

 

Message from the Conference Chair

 

“For THIRTY-FOUR YEARS the Annual Tax Controversy Conference has been among the preeminent tax conferences in the United States exclusively dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation! The conference enjoys national recognition in the field of tax controversy, representing a true partnership among members of the tax judiciary, government, and private tax practitioners. This year, I am honored and privileged to serve as Chair of The Annual Tax Controversy Conference! (more)

Steven Toscher, Esq., Conference Chair

 

 

 

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What is the Tax Controversy Conference?

 

“For over 30 years, UCLA Extension’s Tax Controversy Conference has been the preeminent conference in the United States dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation. The conference’s continued success is structured around extremely high-quality practical presentations by sophisticated government and private practitioners from throughout the United States who enjoy an open discussion of sometimes sensitive practice issues with the audience.”

-Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Past Conference Chair

 


2018 Conference Agenda

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7:30 – 8:20

REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:20 – 8:30

WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS

Roger Torneden, Director of Business, Management and Legal Programs, UCLA Extension
Steven Toscher, Esq., Institute Chair, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC

8:30 – 8:50

ERIC HYLTON, DEPUTY CHIEF, CRIMINAL INVESTIAGATION DIVISION, IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION PRIORITIES

8:50- 10:00

GOODBYE OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM – HELLO . . . LITIGATION OF INTERNATIONAL REPORTING PENALTIES

10:00- 11:00

RESOLVING CALIFORNIA TAX CONTROVERSIES: OTA, UIAB AND BEYOND

11:00-11:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

11:15-12:30

HANDLING THE MOST DIFFICULT IRS COLLECTION PROBLEMS—INCLUDING PASSPORT REVOCATION

12:30- 2:00

ANNUAL BRUCE I. HOCHMAN AWARD LUNCHEON

Award Recipient: Avram Salkin

Introduction and Presentation of Award: Nathan J. Hochman, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Steven Toscher, Institute Chair, Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez, P.C.

Luncheon Speakers: Mary Beth Murphy, Internal Revenue Service, Commissioner, SB/SE, Lisa Beard, Internal Revenue Service, Deputy Commissioner, SB/SE

 

ANNUAL CHILLIN’ & GRILLIN’ AWARD

Presentation of Award: Ted B. Meyer and Mark Tracht

Recipient: TBD

2:00- 3:00

PREPARING FOR AND DEFENDING EXAMINATION OF EMERGING ISSUES UNDER THE NEW TAX ACT, INCLUDING THE PASS THROUGH DEDUCTION

3:00- 3:15

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:15- 4:15

THE NEW WAVE OF IRS FRAUD REFERRALS -FACT OR FICTION

4:15- 5:15

HOW TO KEEP YOUR CRYPTOCURRENCY CLIENT IN COMPLIANCE AND OUT OF JAIL

5:15

EVENING RECEPTION

 


A True Partnership in Learning

The Annual Tax Controversy Conference has gained unparalleled national recognition in the field of tax controversy, representing a true partnership among members of the tax judiciary, government, and private tax practitioners.

During the day-long conference, attendees have the opportunity to network with leading tax professionals and IRS representatives.

 


 

 


Conference Highlights

  • Attend high-quality keynote presentations and panel discussions to learn the latest trends and practices surrounding tax controversy issues
  • Convenient, day-long format held at the prestigious Beverly Hills Hotel that includes continental breakfast and evening reception
  • Annual Bruce I. Hochman Award Luncheon
  • In partnership with CalCPA, this conference is also available as a Webcast.
  • Conference fee discounts for CalCPA, NAEA, and FPA members as well as employer group discounts
  • Available MCLE, CPE, and Legal Specialist Educational Credit in Taxation Law

 


Who Will Attend

Tax Attorneys
Accountants, CPAs, & Enrolled Agents
Financial Advisors
Tax and Corporate Professionals
Accounting/Tax & Law Students

 


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