Criminal Tax Investigations and Procedures: What Practitioners Need to Know


Criminal Tax Investigations and Procedures: What Practitioners Need to Know

Start 11/01/2023 - 6:00 PM
End 11/01/2023 - 7:40 PM


This course will provide foundational information about how federal criminal
tax matters arise, how criminal tax matters are investigated, and other tips and best practices for dealing
with clients who are (or may become) the subject of a criminal tax investigation.


Topics that will be covered include:


  • How federal criminal tax investigations originate, and the key government personnel involved in tax investigations and prosecutions;
  • Commonly investigated and prosecuted federal tax crimes, including statistics and elements of these crimes;
  • Investigatory techniques and tools used by the government in criminal tax matters;
  • Privileges that may apply between tax practitioners and their clients;
  • Situations where the tax practitioners, themselves, have criminal prosecution exposure;
  • Sentencing and post-trial proceedings.
  • And much more


The course materials will include an outline and copies of the slides


NY and NJ CLE credits will be issued by NYCLA
NY CPE credits for this program will be issued by IRG Publications


IRG Publications CPE details:
Recommended CPE Credit Hours: 2
Method of Presentation: Webinar
NY Sponsor: IRG Publications
Sponsor License No: 002963
Subject area: Taxation
Learning objective: What the tax practitioner should know about a criminal tax investigation
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of taxation




Megan L. Brackney, Partner, and Stephen Josey, Counsel, Kostelanetz LLP


About the Faculty:


Megan L. Brackney is a partner at Kostelanetz LLP. She specializes her practice in civil tax controversies and criminal tax matters. Megan is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law, and was formerly an Assistant United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.


Stephen Josey is counsel at Kostelanetz LLP. He is a former law clerk for a federal district court judge and trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. His practice focuses on tax controversies and criminal tax matters.


2 NY Credits: 2 Skills; Transitional and Non-transitional; 2 NJ Credits: 2 General; 2 CPE Credits for CPAs (NY Only)



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Member CLE Credit $45
Non-member CLE Credit $65
Member CLE/CPE Credits $55
Non-Member CLE/CPE Credits $80
NY CPE Credits ONLY $45
No CLE/CPE Credits $35

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