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37th Annual UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute Tackles Post-COVID IRS Examination, FBAR, and Virtual Currency

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IRS Practitioners, Legal Experts, and IRS Officials Discuss & Debate Key Issues and Cases

LOS ANGELES, October 19, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Annual Tax Controversy Institute on Thursday, October 21, 2021, presents the most current legal issues in tax audits and tax litigation. The conference is known for convening legal experts, tax practitioners, IRS officials, and other professionals, in a dialogue on tax controversies involving tax disputes between tax collection entities, such as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Scheduled to give the keynote address is Charles P. Rettig, the current and 49th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and who presides over the nation’s tax system that collects approximately $3.4 trillion in tax revenue each year.

"The Annual Tax Controversy Conference at UCLA Extension has become the premier tax controversy program in the United States, where practitioners and government officials learn from each other in a collegial setting," said Steven Toscher, Esq., Institute Chair; Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, P.C.

This year’s agenda includes California Residency & Remote Work (Moderator: Betty J. Williams, Managing Shareholder, Law Office of Williams & Associates); IRS Collection in the 21st Century (Moderator: Dennis Brager, Brager Tax Law Group); The Post-COVID IRS Examination Division (Moderator: G. Michelle Ferreira, Co-Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP); Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and Penalty Litigation, Collection and Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) (Moderator: Dennis Perez, Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.); IRS Promoter, Enforcement Actions, Penalties (Moderator: Chad Nardiello, Partner, Nardiello Turanchik LLP); In Search of Virtual Currency (Moderator: Michel Stein, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, P.C.); and From Eggshells to Fried Eggs - Getting Ready for the New Fraud Frontier (Moderator: Sandra R. Brown, Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, P.C.). See the full conference agenda here.

Every year, the Tax Controversy Institute presents the Bruce I. Hochman Award which recognizes an individual who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the field of tax law and best exemplifies the principles that personified Bruce I. Hochman. Bruce Hochman was a leading attorney for over 40 years specializing in civil and criminal tax law litigation and was a generous philanthropist and dynamic leader of various civic organizations. The year’s Bruce I. Hochman Awardee is the Honorable Juan F. Vasquez, United States Tax Court with introduction and presentation of the award by Jonathan Kalinski & Nathan Hochman.

"The environment of tax audit and controversy is dynamic and shifting," said Roger L. Torneden, Department Director, Business, Management, & Legal Programs. "Tax Controversy panelists cover today’s issues – FBAR, virtual currency, fraud and more – with depth and candor, and tax practitioners value these insights."

The virtual presentation of the Tax Controversy Institute is hosted by the Business, Management, and Legal Programs at UCLA Extension, which offers courses and certificates in accounting, taxation, internal audit, business and management, finance and investments, legal programs and leadership.

The conference fee is $345 and CEUs, CPE, EA, and MCLE units are offered to attendees. Register here for the Tax Controversy Institute on October 21, 2021. Attendees are tax attorneys, accountants, CPAs, enrolled agents, financial advisors, and other tax professionals. CalCPA will livestream the Tax Controversy Conference for members. For more information about the conference, please contact Thamires Moura at toliveirademoura@unex.ucla.edu.

About UCLA Extension

Founded in 1917 as the continuing education division of the University of California at Los Angeles, UCLA Extension has delivered the most advanced courses and certificates that annually enhance the careers of thousands of individuals across the United States and around the world. The open enrollment division offers online and in-person courses for professionals in the arts, business, management, education engineering and digital technology, entertainment studies, public policy, health care, humanities and sciences, and many other fields. UCLA Extension courses and programs begin quarterly, Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer. Find out more at uclaextension.edu.

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