Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin tax attorney, David J. Warner, will be speaking at the California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) Orange County / Long Beach Chapter’s Estate Planning Meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. David will be presenting on the topic “Top 10 Steps to Avoid Landing on the Wrong Side of an IRS Audit.” For more information on this Zoom-based virtual presentation or to register, please visit the CalCPA website.

No one wants to go through an IRS audit (also called an “examination”). In David’s presentation, he will discuss the 10 steps that taxpayers and their attorneys can take to avoid some of the greatest mistakes and to prevent larger tax liabilities, longer audits, and even criminal prosecution. David will specifically discuss how the 10 Steps relate to Form 706 estate tax returns that are under regular audit by the IRS.

David J. Warner practices in all aspects of tax controversy including tax audits, collection defense, and litigation in the U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, and the Court of Federal Claims. Before joining Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, David was a Senior Trial Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Laguna Niguel for 9 years. As an IRS attorney, he litigated over 500 cases before the U.S. Tax Court, including the most complex cases with up to $25 million in taxes and penalties at issue and estate tax issues. As is relevant to this presentation, David advised IRS revenue agents in Orange County on audits with (1) domestic and international issues, (2) complex partnership and S corporation issues, and (3) potential criminal referrals. David also was an Adjunct Professor of Law at University of California Irvine School of Law, Chapman University Fowler School of Law, and Loyola Law School, where he taught courses on tax practice and procedure, partnership tax, bankruptcy tax, and corporate tax.

Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin, APLC is a tax controversy and tax litigation law firm consisting of former IRS trial attorneys. We represent taxpayers in all aspects of tax disputes with the IRS and state tax authorities, including IRS audits. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (949) 999-6606.