This presentation will provide accountants and other tax professionals with an understanding of the stages of a criminal tax case and the strategies available at each stage to avoid a criminal trial. In Part I, panelists will discuss the sources of criminal tax cases and the evaluation and investigation involved in an “eggshell audit”. The panelists will also cover the coordination between the IRS civil team and IRS criminal investigation division.
Determine how criminal investigations are opened and conducted by the IRS, and how to handle a potential criminal case for a client.
Identify recent trends in criminal prosecutions by the IRS.
Travis concentrates his practice on federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning, and estate planning. He represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations through all stages of tax investigations and litigation. He also works with individuals and families to efficiently plan for the future, including estate planning and business succession planning. In addition, Travis is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught criminal and civil tax controversy courses. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he served as the Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm and served as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Tax Court.
Josh Wu advises large corporations, mid-size businesses, startup companies, and high-net-worth individuals on all aspects of federal tax law. He has particular experience with resolving complex IRS audits, administrative appeals, civil tax litigation, offshore trusts and assets, multijurisdictional investigations, and IRS collection matters.
Josh represents clients in an array of tax controversies and tax litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
He regularly helps clients respond to IRS information document requests, manage electronic discovery, prepare for interviews with the IRS, and navigate procedural issues.
Prior to joining Strasburger, Josh worked for several international law firms, including Latham & Watkins LLP, and has been quoted in major news outlets such as The Street, Federal Tax Weekly, and Business News Daily.
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