In this webinar, attendees will review the duties of a tax professional in advising clients on tax return preparation and audits. Using real-life examples, we will identify potential conflicts and other problems that may arise in the course of a tax professional's representation, how to identify those conflicts and problems and recommended methods for addressing them. Among the topics covered will be a tax professional's duty of candor to the IRS and the potential for discipline and, in extreme circumstances, criminal prosecution for failure to comply with one's duties.
Sharon L. McCarthy, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, has extensive experience representing individuals and corporations in white-collar criminal matters as well as civil and criminal tax controversies. Her cases have included government investigations of tax fraud, mail and wire fraud, accounting fraud, failure to file tax returns, antitrust violations, securities fraud, bank fraud, attorney misconduct and much more. Ms. McCarthy also conducts sensitive internal investigations for corporate and institutional clients either facing potential criminal charges or whose officers or employees have engaged in misconduct. She has represented individuals who have been implicated, but not charged, in connection with recent major public corruption cases.