Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

IRS Summons and Other Methods of Obtaining Taxpayer Information, Enforcement, and Defenses

Program Number: 3091

Program Date: 05/21/2020

Description

The IRS has several methods for obtaining information about taxpayers. This program will discuss the IRS’s methods of obtaining information, focusing primarily on the IRS’s summons authority, including the scope that authority, taxpayer’s rights and privileges, summons enforcement litigation, and the attorney’s ethical obligations when responding to IRS requests for information under Circular 230.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the methods that the IRS uses to gather information from and about taxpayers.
2. Discuss the methods of enforcement of IRS summons and defenses to enforcement.
3. Examine the potential defenses and privileges that may limit the IRS’s ability to obtain information.
4. Understand the lawyer’s ethical obligations when responding to an IRS request for information.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 50 minute credit hour
60 minute credit hour - 1.0 General CLE credit, based on a 60 minute credit hour

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Presenters


Megan Brackney, Esq.

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP

Megan L. Brackney has a distinguished track record of delivering exceptional results for clients facing complicated and difficult tax issues. An expert in the interplay between civil and criminal tax controversies, Ms. Brackney develops innovative strategies to resolve compliance concerns, civil audits, and criminal investigations. Ms. Brackney also advises clients on tax issues that arise in other contexts, such as business and matrimonial disputes, and she represents clients in litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and federal district courts. Ms. Brackney has been recognized by the “New York Super Lawyers” since 2012.

Prior to joining Kostelanetz & Fink in 2004, Ms. Brackney was an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri.

Ms. Brackney is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law. Ms. Brackney is currently the Vice Chair of Committee Operations for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Bar Association Section of Taxation and a member of the American College of Tax Counsel.

Ms. Brackney has previously served as a Council Director for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Chair of the Taxation Committee of the New York County Lawyers’ Association, and the Chair of the Individual and Family Taxation Committee of the American Bar Association, Tax Section. She received the American Bar Association Tax Section’s John S. Nolan Fellowship for 2008-2009.

Ms. Brackney received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University, and is a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Kansas School of Law.

 

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