The ABC’s of Settling Tax Debts with the IRS


CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

With the increased use of automated collections, and with more than 14 million taxpayer accounts in the IRS Collection Division inventory, the need for attorneys who can represent taxpayers before the IRS has never been greater. Knowing that this practice area is an administrative practice and not really about technical tax should explain why it is one of the fastest growing areas for attorneys to add to their existing practice or use to launch a new practice.

During this program Attorney Eric Green will teach you what you need to know about How IRS Collection works, where the opportunities and pitfalls are, and how to go about resolving the client’s tax nightmare. Eric will cover the collection process, enforcement procedures (tax liens and tax levies), and review the options for resolving a tax debt and how to determine which option is best for the taxpayer.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   How the IRS collection process works
•   When will the IRS resort to issuing tax liens and tax levies
•   What are the various options to resolve a tax debt
•   How does the IRS Offer-in-Compromise program actually work

Date / Time: November 11, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
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Original Broadcast Date: January 24, 2019

Eric Green, Esq. is a partner in Green & Sklarz LLC, a boutique tax firm with offices in Connecticut and New York. The focus of Attorney Eric L. Green’s practice is civil and criminal taxpayer representation before the Department of Justice Tax Division, Internal Revenue Service and state Departments of Revenue Services. He is a frequent lecturer on tax topics for CCH, the NAEA, the NATP, the ABA Tax Section and the Connecticut Society of CPAs. Attorney Green has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He was the author and lecturer of the CCH IRS Representation Certificate Program, and he is a columnist for CCH’s Journal of Practice & Procedure.

Eric founded Tax Rep LLC to bridge the gap between the CCH Certificate Program and practitioners launching their own representation practice. Tax Rep LLC provides ongoing coaching and marketing support for those practitioners taking advantage of this very hot growth area in the world of taxation. You can also catch Eric’s insights into IRS Representation every week on his Tax Rep Network podcast available for free in iTunes, Google Podcasts and YouTube.

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Section I. The IRS Collection Process
a) The process: step by step
b) The role of “Tax Compliance”
c) The Collection Statute Expiration Date

Section II. Enforcement
a) Tax Levies
b) Tax Liens

Section III. Collection Appeals
a) Collection Due Process
b) Equivalent Hearings
c) CAP hearings

Section IV. Resolution Options
a) Uncollectable Status
b) Installment Agreements
c) Offers-in-Compromise
d) Bankruptcy