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Self-Study

2020 Defending Estate & Gift Tax Audits


Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Trusts, Estate Planning & Probate
License:
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


Description

The IRS reviews every estate and gift tax return and audits them returns at a far higher rates than income tax returns.  When a client return is chosen for examination and audit, an estate is subject to a very time-consuming and costly process.  Understanding the steps in the process, the personnel involved, and the limits of what you can reasonably expect as part of a settlement are all essential to successfully concluding an audit. It’s also very important to understand how returns are selected for exam.  This program will provide you with a practical guide preparing for and defending and audit and tips for reducing the risk of triggering an audit.

  • Timeline, process, personnel and deadlines – understanding how an audit unfolds
  • Common audit triggers and how returns are selected for examination
  • Review of common issues on audit – FLP/FLLCs, defined value clauses, insurance policies and lifetime gifts
  • Drafting responses and working with IRS personnel
  • Determining the range of reasonable settlement proposals
  • Important attorney-client privilege, statute of limitation, and evidentiary considerations

Self-study does not qualify for Kansas credit.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.

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