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CSTC Academy - Understanding Criminal Prosecution of Tax Crimes
Tuesday, August 04, 2020, 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM PDT
Category: CSTC Academy

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
10:30 AM to 12:10 PM 

Topic: Understanding Criminal Prosecution of Tax Crimes 
Speaker: Michael Blue, Attorney at Law
1 Federal Tax Law Hour, 1 Ethics Hour
IRS: 18QC1-T-01364-20-O / 18QC1-E-01363-20-O
CTEC: 1000-CE-4757

Course Description:
Gain an understanding of specific tools and techniques that can be used when dealing with criminal tax for attorneys. Many practitioners do not understand what facts must be present in order for the IRS to criminally prosecute a taxpayer for a tax crime. Additionally, many practitioners do not understand the criminal tax statutes that the IRS uses to prosecute taxpayers for tax crimes. This topic will explain the nuts and bolts involved in a criminal tax investigation and the tools and techniques that practitioners should use to defend the taxpayer through the criminal tax investigation and up to the trial.

Knowledge Level: Basic / Intermediate / Overview

Learning Objectives:

#1: Defining Civil Tax Avoidance and Defining Criminal Tax Evasion, Understanding The Supreme Court's Definition of Willfulness for a Tax Crime

#2: Using Documents Such as Tax Returns, Public Records, Bank Records and CPA Work Papers to Prove a Tax Crime

#3: How the Practitioner Should Work With CPAs to Prepare a Defense to the Alleged Tax Crimes

Michael Blue, Esq., Attorney at Law, J.D, CPA, LLM

Attorney Michael Blue of The Blue Law Group and Law offices of Attorney Michael Blue provides all levels of tax and criminal law representation: from high-level, complex, and sophisticated problems to routine disputes.Mr. Blue is a devoted advocate for those who have been injured and wronged by the actions of others. Mr. Blue has a background as a CPA and is Board Certified in Taxation by the State Bar of California; he has also been selected as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Los Angeles Magazine and Southern California Super Lawyers in Taxation, and has extensive education from some of the top schools in the country, including a Master’s of Law degree in Taxation (LL.M.) from New York University School of Law.Mr. Blue has a history of providing strong and competent trust and probate administration, tax consulting and tax planning, and has served as the first-chair trial attorney in numerous matters litigated or settled before various courts and dispute resolution centers. Some of these matters have included those argued before the Internal Revenue Service Office of Appeals or litigated before the United States Tax Court and the Federal District Court; other matters have included those argued in the state civil and criminal courts, such as contract breaches, fraud, bribery, conversion, larceny, B&P Code Section 17200 violations, civil rights, business disputes (e.g., intentional interference with prospective economic advantage), unauthorized taking of realty by government entities, and the like.


Contact: [email protected] or 949-715-4192