Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin tax attorney and partner, Gary Slavett, will be a speaker at the 2016 UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, which will take place on October 25, 2017, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Gary will be a speaker on the panel, “Unanticipated Consequences of Late Filing, Amended Return Filings and Quiet Voluntary Disclosures and Best Practices for Penalty Mitigation.”  The IRS has become more diligent about asserting taxpayer penalties, and recent cases have limited the ability to avoid penalties by relying on the advice of a professional.  The panel will provide practical advice and recommendations of various penalty considerations and defensive techniques regarding issues of good faith, reasonable cause, reliance or ignorance as a possible defense to civil penalties together with the use of Qualified Amended Returns, adequate disclosures, and penalty abatement considerations.

For more information about the 32nd Annual UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, click here or contact Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin at (310) 550-6200.