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Tax Practitioner Horror Stories (TPHS)
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Tax practitioners are required to master complex technical tax issues in order to prepare tax returns and give tax planning advice to clients. With this complexity comes the risk of making a mistake that will generate a lawsuit against the tax professional based on malpractice. This program will familiarize the tax practitioner with the legal standards relating to malpractice, and cover by way of illustration “horror stories” involving tax practitioners whose lack of technical understanding and/

 Export to Your Calendar 12/5/2017
When: Tuesday , 5 December , 2017
6:00:00 PM - 8:00:00 PM
Where: Webcast/Webinar
United States
Presenter: Mike Tucker, Ph.D., LL.M., J.D., CPA
Contact: April Deneault
801-466-8022


Online registration is available until: 12/5/2017
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Description

Tax practitioners are required to master complex technical tax issues in order to prepare tax returns and give tax planning advice to clients. With this complexity comes the risk of making a mistake that will generate a lawsuit against the tax professional based on malpractice. This program will familiarize the tax practitioner with the legal standards relating to malpractice, and cover by way of illustration “horror stories” involving tax practitioners whose lack of technical understanding and/or lack of common sense led them, and their clients, into disastrous situations potentially involving penalties and large tax liabilities.

Major Topics

 

  • Legal standards applicable to establishing grounds for bringing a malpractice action against a tax preparer or tax advisor
  • Defensive measures tax practitioners can take to mitigate or eliminate exposure to malpractice lawsuits
  • Tax practitioner “horror stories” that illustrate what tax practitioners should try to avoid at all costs

Learning Objectives
  • Understand the types of transactions that give rise to malpractice lawsuits brought against tax advisors
  • Take steps to limit exposure to an action in malpractice brought by a tax client

Design For
In life, often the best way to learn something is from our mistakes. In tax practice, that’s simply not an option. Mistakes can result in tax liabilities for clients and malpractice lawsuits against the tax professional. Don’t let this be you. In this pro

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