Holtz, Slavett & Drabkin tax attorneys, principals, and shareholders Igor S. Drabkin and David J. Warner will be co-presenting a Strafford webinar entitled “Complex IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Failure-to-File, Failure-to-Pay” on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Pacific time.

This webinar will provide tax professionals with a comprehensive and practical guide to navigate the procedural and efficient ways to obtain a penalty abatement.  Igor and David will cover domestic and foreign information abatement requests and offer valuable tools for compiling and submitting the appeal correspondence and documentation.

Igor and David will discuss these and other relevant topics:

  • Penalty abatement qualifying requirements;
  • Penalty non-assertion request to a late-filed return;
  • Using very subjective reasonable cause criteria;
  • Utilizing the Independent Office of Appeals;
  • Methods of calculating penalties; and
  • Qualifying for the first-time abatement program.

You can register for the webinar by clicking here.  As presenters, Igor and David are happy to offer the first 10 guests a complimentary registration.  Please contact us via email to see if a complimentary registration is still available.  All other guests can receive a 50% discount on the registration.

Igor S. Drabkin is a Certified Tax Law Specialist by the State Bar of California. He devotes his skills and experience to representation of clients who are in disputes, or have compliance issues, with the Internal Revenue Service and State taxing authorities, both administratively and in court. He litigates cases in all federal and state courts, including U.S. Tax Court, U.S. District Court, Court of Federal Claims and U.S. Bankruptcy Court. In addition, Igor represents clients in tax audits, fraud and criminal investigations, administrative appeals, tax collection and bankruptcy matters. Igor also has extensive experience representing clients with offshore tax compliance issues, including Offshore Voluntary Disclosure, FBAR audits and Grand Jury investigations related to foreign bank accounts.  Igor also was a Senior Trial Attorney with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel.

David J. Warner practices in all aspects of tax controversy including tax audits, collection defense, and tax litigation.  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 handled over 500 cases before the U.S. Tax Court, including the most complex domestic and international cases.  As is relevant to this presentation, David advised the local IRS Special Enforcement Program (SEP) and Large Business & International (LB&I) International Individual Compliance (IIC) revenue agents on complex audits and penalty determinations.  David 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 penalty abatement requests.  To schedule a consultation, please contact us at (310) 550-6200 or (949) 999-6606.