Current Ethical Issues for Tax Professionals (from Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation 2014) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit:            2.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $135 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 6/30/2017

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A pre-recorded streaming VIDEO replay of one session from the June 2014 live seminar, 66th Annual Virginia Conference on Federal Taxation.


This panel will discuss the ethical standards each tax professional must uphold, as well as address common quandaries facing tax preparers and advisors. Current Circular 230 guidelines, as well as recent and proposed changes to Circular 230, will be discussed. Ethics scenarios, including standard of competence, due diligence, conflicts of interest, and knowledge of a client’s omission, will be examined.

 

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Dianne C. Mehany, Caplin & Drysdale / Washington, DC

Dianne C. Mehany is a senior associate of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C.  She formerly served as attorney-advisor for the Honorable D. Irvin Couvillion, of the U.S. Tax Court.  Prior to joining Caplin & Drysdale, she was a tax litigator in Houston, Texas.  Ms. Mehany received her J.D. and LL.B. from Louisiana State University Law Center, and her LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.

Ms. Mehany's practice focuses on international tax planning and controversies, including inbound and outbound tax planning, foreign tax credits, tax treaties, tax audits, and FATCA compliance.  Her practice also encompasses income and succession planning for wealthy individuals and families, including pre-immigration planning and expatriations, and foreign trusts.

Christopher S. Rizek, Caplin & Drysdale / Washington, DC

Christopher S. Rizek is a member of the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered, in Washington, D.C., and General Counsel of the firm.  He formerly served as Associate Tax Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Tax Policy, where he helped write tax procedural guidance and legislation, including particularly the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2 (1996) and the IRS Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998.  He has also previously worked in other Washington law firms and as a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. 

Mr. Rizek has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Dartmouth College and received his J.D. and his LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center.  He currently is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, was formerly Chairman of the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Ethics Commission, and has chaired committees and served in other capacities in the D.C. Bar’s Taxation Section, the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, and the American College of Tax Counsel.

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