The 42nd Annual Tax Law Conference is pleased to present government representatives who will carefully examine and explore in detail the latest criminal tax enforcement issues. This one-day conference is designed for both in-house and outside tax professionals from law firms and accounting firms, who will hear from the government and tax practitioners. Learn about recent developments, procedures and practices, and cases surrounding criminal tax enforcement. This conference presents an incredible opportunity for any practitioner who interfaces with the government on tax issues. Register today to attend the Federal Bar Association’s Tax Law Conference at www.fedbar.org/taxlaw18.

The U.S. continues its pursuit of corporate and individual taxpayers it perceives as non-compliant. At the March 9, 2018 Tax Law Conference in Washington, D.C., understand the increasingly complex tax rules, reporting obligations, new initiatives, heightened scrutiny, and rapidly changing enforcement and investigative priorities.  The session on “Government Representatives in Criminal Tax Enforcement” will discuss tax fraud cases and the investigation process. Edward “Ted” F. Cronin will moderate this session with speakers Caryn D. Finley, Eric Hylton, and Richard T. Lunger adding further analysis and insight.

Civil and criminal employment tax enforcement is among the Tax Division’s highest priorities. As such, this Tax Law session will discuss the anatomy of a criminal tax investigation and provide a description of the process, including extensive questioning, potential charges, role of the accountant and lawyers in the investigation, methods used by the IRS to gather information and records, and Department of Justice approval process.

“Government Representatives in Criminal Tax Enforcement” will highlight a practical approach to handling a request for information from an IRS Special Agent, IRS initiatives, and recent developments with regards to virtual currency.  Additionally, the Tax Law Conference will address today’s top issues covered in the dozens of educational seminars offered at this CLE event.

This program brings together government representatives and private practitioners engaged in all aspects of tax controversy, tax litigation, and criminal tax law. Speakers will address federal tax crimes, including: 1) filing a false return; 2) income tax evasion; 3) aiding and assisting in the preparation of a false return; 4) conspiracy to impede and impair the IRS; and 5) mail and wire fraud.

2018 is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic years for the tax profession in recent memory.  Come connect with policymakers and fellow practitioners to explore what the potential impact of these changes means for you and your clients.  Join the Federal Bar Association Section on Taxation at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington on March 9, 2018.  Ethics, CLE, and CPE credit will be available.  Sign up now for the Tax Law Conference at www.fedbar.org/taxlaw18.


Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.