Bruce A. Desrosiers, CPA, MST Partner, Restivo Monacelli LLP to Speak at TKG’s National Teleconference-The Increasingly Complex Tax Controversy and Litigation Landscape

Top Quote TKG/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Bruce Desrosiers, CPA, MST Partner, Restivo Monacelli LLP will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled:“The Increasingly Complex Tax Controversy and Litigation Landscape: Best Strategies to Avoid Risk and Pitfalls.”This event is scheduled for March 8, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm(ET) End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 02, 2018 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Bruce Desrosiers, CPA, MST Partner, Restivo Monacelli LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “The Increasingly Complex Tax Controversy and Litigation Landscape: Best Strategies to Avoid Risk and Pitfalls.” This event is scheduled for March 8, 2018 from 3:00pm – 4:30pm (ET).

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    About Bruce Desrosiers
    Bruce A. Desrosiers, CPA, MST is a Partner of Restivo Monacelli LLP, an innovative tax, accounting, accounting and business advisory firm that is headquartered in Providence, RI with offices in Foxboro, MA and Boca Raton, FL.

    As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with more than 20 years of accounting, tax, and business advisory experience, Bruce is a key member of the firm’s growing tax compliance and consulting practice.

    Bruce navigates through complex and ever-changing tax laws to guide a variety of industry groups, including privately held businesses, estates and trusts, individuals and non-profit organizations. Clients leverage his expertise and forward-thinking approach to avoid tax reporting and compliance errors that have the potential to increase audit risk and damage a company’s reputation with its customers and the marketplace.

    Widely recognized as a thought leader on tax related topics, Bruce is frequent speaker and presenter, and is the co-author of The Practice Cost of Segregation Analysis. He also plays a significant role in the development and training of new and existing professional staff. Bruce and his team leverage their depth of expertise to advise clients on the latest tax laws and deliver creative, highly-tailored strategies to minimizes taxes and maximize bottom line results.

    Bruce began his career with Ernst & Young, LLP in 1994 before joining Sullivan & Company CPA’s LLP in 1997. He continued with the firm through its merger with West Hartford based BlumShapiro in 2013, where he served as Tax Director until joining Restivo Monacelli LLP.

    A graduate of Providence College, Bruce received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Science in Taxation from Bryant University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Tax Section and the Rhode Island Society of Certified Public Accountants (RISCPA).

    About Restivo Monacelli LLP

    Restivo Monacelli provides professional accounting and auditing, state, federal and international tax services, estate and wealth preservation, strategic planning/consulting, business valuation, and business outsourcing solutions to clients throughout the United States. Established more than two decades ago with a uniquely different business model than traditional accounting firms, Restivo Monacelli leverages its first-hand business experience and financial expertise to provide forward-thinking solutions that drive growth and long-term success for its clients.

    With a team of over 30 professionals and specialists at clients’ fingertips, Restivo Monacelli deliver all the resources of a much larger firm with the responsiveness and personal service normally only found in a smaller, boutique firm. Restivo Monacelli stays ahead of the curve on industry trends, regulations and resources in order to guide clients across an ever-changing landscape. As a result, the firm has consistently grown and evolved to be a best-in-class tax, accounting and business advisory firm for clients nationwide. For more information, visit

    Event Synopsis:
    Join a panel of key thought leaders and tax professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group as they explain the current trends, recent legislation, and recent court rulings involving tax controversies. Speakers will also provide practical strategies for dealing with the IRS in a rapidly evolving enforcement climate.

    As tax authorities and taxpayers continue to encounter tax challenges and complexities, tax controversies have become more frequent. A key international trend that stands out is the emerging conflict between transparency, tougher tax enforcement, and, issue based examinations. To obtain the best results for your clients, it is important to understand the latest IRS positions with respect to emerging issues as well as IRS enforcement initiatives which are currently underway.

    Key topics include:
    - IRS Investigation of the Use of Cryptocurrencies to Evade Tax and Launder Money
    - Beginning of the New Partnership Audit Regime and How It May Impact Taxpayers
    - Increased IRS Scrutiny of Micro-Captives after Avrahami v. Commissioner
    - International Tax Enforcement Still a Priority with Formation of CI's International Tax Enforcement Group
    - IRS Tries to Narrow Tax Gap by Clampdown on Employment Taxes
    - DOJ Pushes Courts to Adopt Rule that Constructive Knowledge = Willful in FBAR Cases
    - Use of the APA to Challenge IRS Regulations in Light of Altieri v Commissioner
    - The Overuse of Penalties by the IRS
    - Record keeping requirements to avoid the controversy
    - Section 199A The 20% deduction-Tracking hours for passive activity rules
    - Non-passive
    - Real Estate Professional
    - Wages verses contractor payments-classification changes
    - Meals verses Entertainment
    - Reimbursements to employees- accountable plans
    - The Newly Formed IRS Letter 6019 Group - This Group Is Mailing Letters (Letter 6019) to Taxpayers with Suspected Non-Compliant Foreign Accounts and Providing 3 Options for Getting Back Into Compliance
    - Congressional Clarification of “Collected Proceeds” Very Favorable to Whistleblowers under the IRS Whistleblower Program & Other Updates
    - The Use of Behavioral Insights (Behavioral Sciences) by IRS in Driving Tax Compliance

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:

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