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DOJ, IRS officials to discuss criminal tax fraud at ABA meeting in Las Vegas

DOJ, IRS officials to discuss criminal tax fraud at ABA meeting in Las Vegas

By John Glynn

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 — Legal experts, including representatives from the Department of Justice and the Internal Revenue Service, will weigh in on global tax and anti-money laundering enforcement as well as the IRS collection process during the joint 30th Annual Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and 3rd Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy.

What:  
30th Annual Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud
3rd Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy
Sponsored by the ABA Criminal Justice Section and Section of Taxation

When: 
Dec. 11-13  

Where:
Encore at Wynn Las Vegas
3131 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Program highlights include:

“Global Tax Enforcement Priorities of the U.S.” — Panelists will survey cooperation among international taxing authorities in criminal investigations and civil examinations, including the use of mutual legal assistance treaties, bilateral and multilateral tax information exchange agreements, and joint audit initiatives.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 8:45 – 10 a.m.

“Tax Whistleblowers — Handling the Administrative and Judicial Proceedings” — Panelists will explore techniques and strategies involved in the coordination and submission of a whistle-blower claim to the IRS Whistleblower Office, monitoring the claim, and post-claim denial litigation. Panelists will also discuss how to advise business clients in order to limit vulnerability in an employee-related whistle-blower claim.
Thursday, Dec. 12, 11:20 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. Issue experts are available to speak on overcriminalization, the military justice system, gun laws and federal sentencing reform. For media credentialing and more information, please contact Rabiah Burks at 202-662-1002 or Rabiah.Burks@americanbar.org.

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