Robert Horwitz,Attorney,Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. to Speak at TKG's Speaking Opportunity -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 Robert Horwitz,Attorney,Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. will speak at TKG’s webcast entitled:“The Increasingly Complex Tax Controversy and Litigation Landscape:Best Strategies to Avoid Risk.”This event is scheduled for March 8, 2018 from 3:00pm–4:30pm (ET). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 05, 2018 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Robert Horwitz, Attorney, Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C. 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 Robert Horwitz
    Robert Horwitz is a principal with Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, PC, in Beverly Hills, CA, where he specializes in the representation of clients in civil and criminal tax cases. He has served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Taxation Section of the State Bar of California and as Chair of the Taxation Section for 2015-2016. Before entering private practice, Mr. Horwitz was a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division and the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles.

    Mr. Horwitz has been a speaker on tax matters at the Annual Meeting of the Taxation Section of the California Bar, the ABA Section of Taxation Mid-Year Meeting, the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, and the California State Bar Annual Meeting. He has authored articles on tax law that have appeared in diverse publications, including Tax Notes, the CCH Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure, the Federal Lawyer (the publications of the Federal Bar Association), the California Tax Lawyer and the Camlifornia Journal of Tax Litigation.

    Mr. Horwitz is a member of the bars of California and Illinois. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Seventh, Ninth and Federal Circuits, the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Southern, Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims and the U.S. Tax Court. He was named a Southern California Super Lawyer 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. He is member of the American College Tax Counsel and of the Planning Committee of the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute.

    About Hochman, Salkin, Rettig, Toscher & Perez, P.C.
    HOCHMAN SALKIN RETTIG TOSCHER & PEREZ, PC, is internationally recognized for excellence, integrity and the ability to achieve the best possible results for its clients throughout the world. Its experienced tax lawyers have outstanding tax-related credentials and are routinely recognized as leaders in handling all aspects of sophisticated tax controversies and criminal tax matters.

    The firm specializes in expediting favorable resolution strategies for administrative tax controversies and tax disputes with the federal, state and local taxing authorities, federal and state civil tax litigation, defense of criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, white collar criminal defense, and family wealth transfers and related planning opportunities. Its attorneys routinely handle representations involving complex and sensitive issue tax examinations and administrative appeals, voluntary and “scorched earth” tax collection problems, responding to summonses and subpoenas, and trials and appeals before all Federal courts. It has a long history of successfully resolving the most sensitive, complex tax matters for our clients in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.

    Few other firms have the similar firm-wide background and experience of Hochman Salkin’s tax lawyers derived from positions at the U.S. Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Tax Court and private practice. Coupled with strong working relationships with these government agencies, Hochman Salkin provides effective representation of its clients when facing the most complex or sensitive tax-related matters.

    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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