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Top Federal Tax Issues for 2018

Date: Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Time: 1:00 - 2:40 pm EST

Sponsored by Lorman Education Services

Registration - Live Webinar Only: $219.00

Registration - Live Webinar Plus CD Recording: $288.00


Get up to speed on the latest updates on all IRS enforcement trends, including LB&I compliance campaigns, captive insurance, offshore enforcement, and cannabis industry issues.

You will receive the latest updates on all IRS enforcement trends, including LB&I compliance campaigns, captive insurance, offshore enforcement, and cannabis industry issues.

You will also get an overview of new tax laws impacting the 2018 filing season. Lastly, you will get an overview of the new partnership audit rules and updates to reporting requirements.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to describe IRS enforcement trends.
  • You will be able to discuss the reporting requirements.
  • You will be able to explain the areas of emerging tax law.
  • You will be able to identify trends in criminal investigations and prosecution.
This Live Webinar Covers These Hot Issues

IRS Enforcement Trends

• Trends in Criminal Investigations and Prosecution, Including New Initiatives Undertaken by the IRS-Criminal Investigation Division
• Continued Offshore Enforcement Focus
• Current Developments for Captive Insurance Arrangements
• Current Developments for Cannabis Companies
• Developments Regarding Federal Tax Treatment of Bitcoin and Other Digital Currencies
• LB&I Compliance Campaigns

Reporting Requirements

• Form 8886 for Captive Insurance Arrangements
• Foreign Information Reporting Forms Update

Emerging Areas of Tax Law

• Tax Reform Updates
• New Partnership Audit Rules
• Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for Combat-Zone Contractors

Credit Information (Sponsored by Lorman Education Services):
  • CFP
  • CLE
  • CPE
  • AIPB
  • Enrolled Agents

For Detailed Credit Information page click here

Only registered attendee will receive continuing education credit.


Jennifer Benda, Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Partner with Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Former certified public accountant who focuses her practice on tax controversy, tax compliance and tax planning for clients with difficult and sophisticated tax issues
  • Extensive experience handling cases involving IRS focused compliance regimes including for clients who invested in listed transactions, conservation easements, captive insurance arrangements, and clients who own marijuana businesses
  • Experience as a CPA makes her uniquely qualified to address the issues of the marijuana industry, which are a unique blend of accounting and legal considerations
  • Counsels accountants faced with professional liability issues
  • J.D. degree, with honors, George Washington University Law School; M.S. and B.B.A. degrees in accounting, Texas A&M University

Matthew D. Lee, Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Partner in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Former U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of white collar criminal defense and federal tax controversies
  • Advises clients on FATCA and FBAR reporting requirements and IRS voluntary disclosure programs
  • Counsels foreign banks on FATCA compliance issues
  • Author of The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act Answer Book 2017 (Practising Law Institute)
  • Frequent speaker and writer on issues relating to the IRS voluntary disclosure programs, DOJ/IRS enforcement efforts regarding undeclared foreign bank accounts, and FBAR and FATCA rules and regulations
  • Member of the Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and District of Columbia Bars
  • J.D. degree, Emory University School of Law; B.A. degree, Furman University
  • Can be contacted at 215-299-2765 or

Daniel K. McClendon, Fox Rothschild LLP

  • Attorney in the Philadelphia office of Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Former law clerk for the Honorable Mark V. Holmes of the U.S. Tax Court
  • Practice emphasizes federal tax controversy matters before the Internal Revenue Service, including examinations, appeals and collection proceedings, and in litigation in the U.S. Tax Court and other federal courts
  • LL.M. degree in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center

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