In the event of a loss of client records or due to poor record keeping, a tax preparer may need to help his client reconstruct the records and/or make estimates. This session will cover tips and ideas on how to handle such issues from tax-return preparation through audit and will include a review of the Schedule C Form, common Schedule C pitfalls, and the best practices for how the tax return preparer and client can utilize estimates and reconstructions in these situations. The session will address the “Cohan Rule” and the AICPA Statement on Standards with respect to the use of estimates.
Michael Sardar has extensive experience on a wide range of tax controversy and white collar criminal defense matters. Mr. Sardar represents clients in all stages of civil and criminal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), state tax authorities, the Department of Justice and local prosecutors.