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.
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 Clark Hill 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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