Under 26 U.S.C. § 7216, it is a crime for a tax return preparer to knowingly or recklessly disclose any tax return information, or use that information other than in tax return preparation. There are also civil penalties under 26 U.S.C. § 6713 for wrongful disclosures or uses of tax return information. The definitions of “tax return preparer” and “tax return information” are so broad, and the governing regulations so complex, that an attorney or accountant may inadvertently or “recklessly” violate section 7216 with no intent to do so. This program will discuss and simplify section 7216 and its regulations.
Who should attend: Attorneys and CPA's
Lunch will be served during the event. All attendees must RSVP to Kelly Robin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with your Bar Registration Number for CLE registration and License Number for CPE registration.
CLE: 1 credit hour in Areas of Professional Practice
CPE: 1 credit hour in Taxation, Sponsor License #002853
This course will be presented by Caroline Rule, Partner at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
Caroline Rule is a vigorous and determined advocate for her clients, many of whom face white collar criminal investigations/prosecutions or civil tax audits and investigations. Over the course of her 28-year career, Ms. Rule has successfully helped individual and corporate clients defeat allegations of fraud in order to preserve their reputations and, in the case of individuals, their careers.