Please note: This is last year's agenda. Please check back as we provide updates for 2021.
Roger Torneden, Director of Business, Management and Legal Programs, UCLA Extension
Steven Toscher, Esq., Institute Chair; Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez, P.C.
A Conversation with the New Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division
James Lee, Deputy Chief at Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation
Employment Tax Enforcement: How AB-5 Has Changed the Employment Tax World
Our panel will explore current trends in federal and state employment tax enforcement, and techniques to challenge and mitigate employer liability.
Moderated by Dennis Perez, Esq., Principal, Hochman Salkin Toscher & Perez, P.C.
Handling the Case of the High Income Non-Filer: What to do… What to do?
The IRS has launched a major initiative to locate, investigate, and in some cases, prosecute those who chose not to file their federal income tax returns. Join a panel of seasoned practitioners and IRS officials on the new high income non-filer program and what steps practitioners should take to assist their clients, including the use of voluntary disclosures.
Moderated by Larry Campagna
11 A.M.–12 P.M.
Handling Your Tax Court Matter in the COVID-19 Environment
Our panel will discuss the new procedures that have been implemented by the United States Tax Court and the best practices to follow for trials and other proceedings in light of COVID-19.
Moderated by Lavar Taylor, Law Offices of Lavar Taylor
The Tax Problems Caused by COVID-19 and the Best Practices to Handle Them
A panel of private practioners and government representatives will explore the tax administration challenges caused by the pandemic and the best solutions.
Moderated by Dennis Brager
Lunch and Awards
- Keynote speaker, Charles P. Rettig, 49th Commissioner of the IRS
- Presentation of Bruce I. Hochman Award & Chiillin and Grillin Award
- Update on Vets Count Scholarship Fund
- Writing Competition
Handling the Cannabis Tax Examination—What is Different and What is Not
Our panel of experts will discuss the issues that arise in a cannabis examination by the IRS or California State taxing authorities and what to watch for.
Moderated by Jonathan Kalinski
LB&I’s New High Wealth Examinations-Is there Really Gold in Them Hills
A panel of IRS officials and private practitioners will preview what it in store for taxpayers who won the lottery and are examined under the IRS new high wealth examination program.
Moderated by Michel Stein
What Every Practitioner Needs to Know to Protect Their Clients and Themselves From Civil Fraud Penalties and Criminal Investigations
Our panel will discuss the IRS new emphasis on fraud investigations and referrals from the operating divisions, the use of data analytics in criminal tax enforcement and what we can expect from the Criminal Investigation Division when the case ends up in their hands.
Moderated by Sandra Brown
Closing Remarks and Virtual Cocktail Party