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Defending Estate and Gift Tax Audits

November 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The IRS reviews every estate and gift tax return and audits them returns at a far higher rates than income tax returns. When a client return is chosen for examination and audit, an estate is subject to a very time-consuming and costly process. Understanding the steps in the process, the personnel involved, and the limits of what you can reasonably expect as part of a settlement are all essential to successfully concluding an audit. It’s also very important to understand how returns are selected for exam. This program will provide you with a practical guide preparing for and defending and audit and tips for reducing the risk of triggering an audit.

Handout Materials will be emailed to you prior to the seminar
$60.00
1.0 MCLE Credit Hour

Schedule:

• Timeline, process, personnel and deadlines – understanding how an audit unfolds
• Common audit triggers and how returns are selected for examination
• Review of common issues on audit – FLP/FLLCs, defined value clauses, insurance policies and lifetime gifts
• Drafting responses and working with IRS personnel
• Determining the range of reasonable settlement proposals
• Important attorney-client privilege, statute of limitation, and evidentiary considerations

Speaker:

Brian R. Harris, Akerman, LLP – Tampa