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July 2015


I am happy to announce that I will be one of the featured speakers at the 2015 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum that is being held from August 11th through August 13th at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. The Primer on International Forms session is an introduction to the basic tax forms used for U.S. taxpayers with offshore financial accounts and assets. Basic international tax compliance forms include, but are not limited to:

  • FinCen Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR);
  • Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets;
  • Form 5471, Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect To Certain Foreign Corporations;
  • Form 3520, Annual Return to Report Transactions With Foreign Trusts and Receipt of Certain Foreign Gifts; and
  • Form 3520-A, Annual Information Return of Foreign Trust with a U.S. Owner.

The seminar will also discuss the compliance issues that affect this group of taxpayers.


I will be speaking on August 11th from 9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and again from 3:50 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Please come join me and see what I have to say regarding these international tax forms. It will be a very informative session both for taxpayers and professionals. Please click on the link below for more registration information. I hope to see all of you there! 



Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. 


Best regards,


Dennis Brager  





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Dennis N. Brager, Esq.
Former IRS Senior Trial Attorney
Nationally Recognized California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist

Upcoming Speeches &

"Primer on International Forms"
August 11, 2015
9:05-9:55 a.m. PT
3:50-4:40 p.m. PT

State Bar Tax Section Meeting
"International Tax Audits"
November 6, 2015
3:30- 5:00 p.m. PT

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Previous Events

Dennis' webinar, "A Brief Guide to Getting (and Keeping) Your Clients with Foreign Connections out of Trouble, Including FBARs, OVDP, and Lesser Known Issues" is available on the Brager Tax Law Group Website:

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Dennis' webinar, "The IRS Collection Process: What You Need to Know to Advise Your Clients" is available on the Brager Tax Law Group Website: 

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The Brager Tax Law Group is a tax litigation and tax controversy law firm, which represents clients with tax problems and tax disputes with the IRS, the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB), the State Board of Equalization (SBE) and the Employment Development Department (EDD). All of the firm's tax lawyers are former trial attorneys with the IRS. 

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