Year-End Update on IRS Audits, Controversy, Penalties and Collections

December 12, 2018


The Cherry Bekaert Federal Tax Controversy team will highlight IRS activity over the last six months. Much has happened for us to discuss: more audit campaigns have been announced by the Large Business and International (LB&I) Division; new penalties from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) take effect in 2018; IRS collections division is finally starting to use its power to restrict passports of taxpayers; and a new commissioner is installed. We’ll discuss these and other topics to keep you up-to-date.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the new audit campaign issues from LB&I
  • Clarify changes made to the appeals process to hold more in-person meetings
  • Walk through the penalties introduced under TCJA
  • Address changes for taxpayers with international activity and assets abroad


Anne Oliver, JD, LLMDirector, Specialty Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP

David McCallum, JD, LLMSenior Manager, Specialty Tax Services | Cherry Bekaert LLP

Thomas CryanManaging Director, Specialty Tax Services  | Cherry Bekaert LLP

CPE Accreditation

Prerequisites | None
Advanced Preparation | None
Hours of CPE | 1 Hour*
Delivery Method | Webinar
Program Level | Basic
CPE Category | Taxes