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 II, panelists will discuss what happens when an audit or investigation becomes a full-blown criminal case. The presentation will cover the criminal referral process, parallel proceedings, the differences between administrative and grand jury proceedings, the Department of Justice Tax Division review process, pre-trial strategies and plea bargains, and sentencing.
Identify the process by which a criminal tax case moves through the government, including the rules, procedures, and personnel involved in each step.
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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