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November 30, 2021

IRS commissioner to speak at Criminal Tax Fraud/Tax Controversy conference in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2021 — Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Charles P. Rettig will address the 38th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the 11th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy, to be held Dec. 8-10 in Las Vegas. The joint conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, Criminal Justice Section, and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division.

Rettig will speak at a plenary session on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 9:15 a.m. PST. He will focus on the enforcement initiatives of the IRS and what practitioners can expect as the country moves forward from the pandemic.

This year’s in-person program, the first since the COVID-19 pandemic, also will include other top-level IRS and Department of Justice officials as well as best-in-the-field private practitioners dealing with a variety of topics.

38th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud and the 11th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy Co-sponsored by the ABA Section of Taxation, Criminal Justice Section and Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division

Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 8-10

Four Seasons Hotel
3960 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, Nevada

Scheduled programs include:

  • “Criminal Enforcement Priorities”
  • “The Reorganized IRS: What It Looks Like and What It Means for Practitioners”
  • “The View From the Tax Court”
  • “Current Issues in Sentencing: Are We More Compassionate Now?”
  • “Cryptocurrency: Where Are We Today?“

The complete conference program can be found online.

This event is free and open to members of the press. All meeting attendees are required to provide proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the start of the meeting. For media registration and to receive further COVID-related instructions, please contact Barbranda Walls at [email protected].

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