Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Conflicts Of Interest" at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2017 National Conference

Conflicts of interest arise in practice before the IRS all the time, and smart practitioners need to know how to spot and avoid those conflicts before it becomes a malpractice or a disciplinary issue. In this session, attendees learned about common conflicts of interest that arise in practice before the IRS, and the best way to avoid them.

Objectives Included:
  • Identifying when you may have a conflict of interest with a client.
  • Understanding and identifying when two clients have a conflict of interest with each other.
  • Identifying which conflicts of interest are waivable, and best practices for getting conflict waivers.
  • Understanding what conflicts of interest cannot be waived, and how to withdraw from representation when necessary.