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September 2015

Strafford Webinar:

The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 50% off to all interested registrants for Strafford's webinar, "Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance" scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT. The webinar will cover:

  1.  What foreign reporting forms are subject to    foreign tax reporting penalties?
  2. What are the penalty structures for non-willful, willful and willful failure when other violations are in place?
  3. What are the standards for "reasonable cause" abatement?
  4. What is the IRS penalty abatement decision tree model, and how does it apply to requests to abate foreign tax penalties?

The IRS has been increasing its attention and resources to international and transnational tax compliance reporting over the past several years. Tax reporting of international accounts and activities can be complex, and failure to file foreign tax informational forms typically trigger more severe penalties than failure to file most required domestic tax informational forms.

Dennis and the other panelists will provide tax advisors with a detailed discussion of best practices for requesting abatements of IRS penalties due to failure to properly file required international information forms such as the FBAR, Form 8938, and Forms 5471 and 5472. The panel will discuss the current trends in IRS abatement and will provide guidance on drafting abatement requests.


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Strafford Webinar




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

Upcoming Speeches &

"Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance"
September 16, 2015
10:00-11:30 a.m. PT

"Comprehensive Review of Assessment Statutes of Limitation"
Beverly Hills Hotel
October 27, 2015
9:20-10:10 a.m. PT

"International Tax Audits"
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
November 6, 2015
3:30- 5:00 p.m. PT

"Minimizing the 280E Bite, Dealing with the IRS & Preparing for an Audit"
Las Vegas
November 13, 2015
1:30-2:20 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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Dennis' webinar, "Innocent Spouse Relief: Fact or Fiction?" 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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