IRS Enforcement in 2021 and Beyond: A Review of the IRS’s Priorities and Enforcement Programs (Completed)

Date: Friday, May 7, 2021
Instructor: Eric L Green
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC

2020 saw the start of the Coronavirus which brought all sorts of new challenges to both the IRS and taxpayers. Meanwhile, TIGTA reported in May of 2020 that the IRS had identified over 10 million non-filers, many of whom are high income earning, and urged the IRS to take action against them, which it has indeed started doing. The CARES Act was enacted by Congress, and new payment plan options were rolled out to make it easier for taxpayers to get into payment agreements. 2020 saw the IRS start using artificial intelligence to review financial information submitted by taxpayers, and it formed the new Office of Fraud Enforcement. In the first quarter of 2021 the referrals from IRS collection to Criminal Investigation are up 42%. This program will review the current landscape for IRS enforcement and priorities and what practitioners need to know to help their taxpayers.

Topics Covered

  • IRS programs designed to help taxpayers
  • The IRS's use of artificial intelligence
  • The process for bringing non-filers back into the tax system

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the new IRS programs designed to help taxpayers
  • Recognize and explain the IRS's use of artificial intelligence in its enforcement programs and its impact on taxpayers
  • Describe the process for bringing non-filers back into the tax system

Level
Basic

Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites
None

Advance Preparation
None

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