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IRS Summons: Use, Scope, & Enforcement in 2020


Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateFebruary 20, 2020
CPE:Not available
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Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

The IRS has various methods of obtaining information from and about taxpayers.  In this program, attorney Megan L. Brackney will discuss the IRS’s use of summonses to obtain information from taxpayers and third parties, the scope of the IRS’s authority, and summons enforcement.  The discussion will include the IRS’s use of John Doe Summonses and Formal Document Requests.  We will also discuss taxpayer rights and defenses, including the assertion of privileges, such as attorney-client, work product, federally-authorized tax practitioner, and Fifth Amendment privileges.

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Megan L. Brackney concentrates her practice in the areas of civil and criminal tax controversies.  Ms. Brackney received her J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and her LL.M. in Taxation from New York University.  Ms. Brackney teaches Tax Procedure as an adjunct professor at New York University.  Ms. Brackney is a former Vice Chair of Committee Operations for the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, a member of the New York State Bar Association Tax Section’s Executive Committee, and a Fellow of the American College of Tax Counsel.  Ms. Brackney annually contributes to the two-volume ABA publication, Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, and serves on the editorial board of the The Tax Lawyer.  Ms. Brackney has been recognized by New York Super Lawyers” and “Best Lawyers in America,” and Chambers USA has ranked Ms. Brackney as a leader in Tax Controversy.  

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Kostelanetz, LLP enjoys an unparalleled national reputation for representing clients in sensitive and high-stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies, including tax audits and trials, regulatory investigations, white-collar criminal defense, and complex litigation. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the finest legal services in all phases of representation, from factual development, through an audit or investigation, to trial or negotiated resolution. We also have an active practice providing tax planning advice, estate planning, and representation in government procurement and government contracting.