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Bar Luncheon – September 2021

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Date(s) - 09/08/2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Join us online for the September Bar luncheon, and learn more about IRS audits from our program presenter, Robert Nordlander. We are offering one hour of free CLE general credit for this seminar: “When a Civil Audit Becomes a Criminal Tax Investigation.”

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been in the news lately.  The Administration’s 2022 Budget Proposal includes $80 billion for the IRS, to include hiring 87,000 new revenue agents over the next decade to empower the agency to close the tax gap – the difference between what taxpayers owe and what they pay.  Others express concern regarding this expansion, including the effect enhanced enforcement would have on small businesses.  This CLE would not focus on the competing policy issues, but would seek to promote a greater understanding of how the IRS operates in enforcing existing tax laws. Robert Norlander, a retired 20+ year IRS special agent of the IRS Criminal Investigative (IRS-CI), will address questions that face attorneys advising their clients and questions we have as individuals regarding complying with our tax obligations. The program objectives would be to:

  • Understand the main functions of the Internal Revenue Service
  • Identify how the IRS determines audits
  • Identify the key areas of tax non-compliance
  • Discuss the fraud referral process
  • Identify what IRS-CI evaluates in an investigation
  • Discuss best practices to stop a criminal fraud referral
  • Discuss best practices once a fraud referral occurs
  • Review a common example of a fraud referral

Pre-register at this link.

This seminar is pending approval from the NC State Bar Board of CLE.