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2017 Conference Podcasts

Listen to the podcasts from the 19th Annual Meadows Collier Taxation Conference held on
October 24, 2017.

  • 8:00 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

  • 8:55 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

    • “Pass-Through” Entities: Recent Developments and Hot Topics
    • The Federal income taxation of Subchapter S corporations and Subchapter K partnerships has recently been the subject of important guidance. In addition, Congress is presently considering tax reform proposals that would materially change the manner in which the income of S corporations and partnerships is taxed. This presentation will discuss significant recent developments impacting S corporations and partnerships, as well as potential changes looming on the horizon.
      Stephen A. Beck, J.D., L.L.M.

  • 10:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

    • Navigating the World of IRS Audits of Tax Exempt and Government Entities
    • This presentation will cover some of the unique aspects of the IRS TE/GE examination and why the practitioner should be on high alert if working on TE/GE issues. These types of audits present: (1) pyramiding excise taxes, some of which the reasonable cause defense will be inapplicable to, (2) rarely seen penalties, that a tax practitioner may be unexpectedly forced to evaluate, and (3) unusual conflict of interest issues. Learn this and more when navigating the world of IRS TE/GE audits.
      Michael A. Villa, Jr., J.D., LL.M.

      11:00 a.m. - 11:55 p.m.

      • Tax Aspects of Divorce
      • The Internal Revenue Code includes special tax rules for divorce. This presentation provides an overview of the rules with practical considerations, including (1) what constitutes alimony, (2) how income is shifted under the alimony rules, (3) the tax treatment of child support, (4) nonrecognition for the transfer of appreciated property incident to a divorce, and (5) options for filing tax returns following divorce.
        Matthew "Matt" S. Beard, J.D., LL.M.

    • 11:55 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.

      • How the 2017 Announced IRS LB&I Compliance Campaigns are a Predictor of the Future Direction of IRS Examinations
      • This presentation will cover the 2017 LB&I compliance campaigns. These compliance campaigns represent a new enforcement approach by the IRS, focusing on specific issues with a risk on non-compliance as opposed to identifying taxpayer tax returns to examine and uncover issues. In the same way the wealth squad holistic examination approach filtered down from LB&I to SB/SE, tax practitioners should expect this compliance campaign approach to filter down as well. The presentation will include examples of the IRS already implementing this issue-centric approach in routine SB/SE examinations and what may become routine examination enforcement compliance campaigns in the future.
        Josh O. Ungerman, CPA, J.D. • Mary E. Wood, J.D.

    • 1:10 p.m. - 2:05 p.m.

    • 2:05 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

      • Is There No Limit to International Information Reporting?
      • This presentation will focus on the IRS’ recent expansion of the international information reporting obligations, and taxpayers’ attempts to fight back. The presentation will include a discussion of the impact of Treasury Regulations finalized within the past year, recent guidance from the IRS on “substantially complete” international information returns, and the success of taxpayer challenges in 2017.
        Aaron P. Borden, CPA, J.D.

    • 3:15 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

    • 4:05 p.m. - 5:05 p.m.

  • CPA as a Target?
  • The government doesn’t treat CPAs as conspirators, aiders and abettors, or codefendants, do they? Believe it or not, the last two years have shown an increase in the number of criminal and civil cases involving CPAs. This presentation offers a breif survey of these cases and suggests ways to avoid being caught in this situation. If convicted in a federal criminal case, the fact that a defendant holds a CPA license may result in an additional sentence of 12-24 months. The time is now to choose your clients wisely.
    Charles M. Meadows, Jr., J.D., CPA

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