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Tax Law Research Best Practices

September 30, 2020 1:00 - 2:30 PM EST

Training Duration = 90 min              Sponsored by Lorman

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Learn best practices in tax law research in order to properly prepare for audits and other legal actions such as hearings and trial.

Tax law research at the federal and state levels is complex because there may be various sources of conflicting and superseding authorities, various burdens of proof for various types of tax issues, and other difficulties.

Accurately and completely researching tax laws is essential for resolving tax matters. This topic helps taxpayers and practitioners to review facts, identify issues, and research the relevant legal authorities for the purpose of resolving, and perhaps preventing, tax controversies.

This information also explains the strategy for evaluating research materials and addressing contrary authority. Failing to properly research tax issues in advance can create problems during tax audits, hearings, trials, and related negotiations. This information is critical for businesses and their representatives so they can be prepared for tax compliance and challenging proposed assessments.


Hierarchies of Authority
  • Statutes
  • Rules and Regulations (Proposed and Final)
  • Case Law
  • Other Resources
Establishing Precedent
  • Conflicting Authorities
  • Circuit Splits
  • Superseding Authorities
Bringing It Together
  • Identify/Scope the Issue(s)
  • Evaluate the Research
  • Identify the Burden of Proof
  • Apply It to the Facts

Christina A. Mondrik, Esq., CPA

Mondrik & Associates

  • Founder of Mondrik & Associates,
  • Board certified, tax law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Represents taxpayers in resolving state and federal tax controversies and litigation
  • 2019-2020 chair, tax section, State Bar of Texas
  • J.D. degree, with honors, University of Texas School of Law; B.B.A. degree, accounting, University of Texas
  • Can be contacted at 512-542-9300 or