New Tax Issues for Family Attorneys: IRS changes from the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Joint Liability, Innocent Spouse Relief, and Other Options for Resolution


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 OTHER for WA state)

The program will cover the changes that the IRS has implemented and what the relief actually means for taxpayers, joint liability, innocent spouse relief, other options for resolution (Offers-in-Compromise and bankruptcy) and what family attorneys should watch for. During the talk we will cover the current economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the fallout for businesses and marriages, and what is expected to show up in your office in terms of tax nightmares.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   Changes the IRS has implemented and what the relief actually means for taxpayers, joint liability, innocent spouse relief, other options for resolution
•   The current economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic
•   What tax nightmares are expected to show up in your office

Date / Time: May 28, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 24 hours after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: April 7, 2020

Moderator: Sara V. Spodick, Esq., Director of the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic at Quinnipiac Law School

Noelle Geiger, Esq., Green & Sklarz LLC
The focus of Attorney Noelle Geiger’s practice is taxpayer representation before the Internal Revenue Service, New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Connecticut Department of Revenue Services and other state taxing authorities. Attorney Geiger has extensive experience handling state and city Residency Audits which examine domicile, statutory residency, allocation of income, and situations involving potential dual residency. She advises clients on matters involving domicile planning. Other common controversy cases she deals with are sales tax examinations, the taxation of information services, nexus and responsible person assessments. Attorney Geiger represents clients seeking innocent spouse relief, including separation of liability and equitable relief. She handles all types of federal and state audits and appeals for income tax, corporate tax, partnership tax and estate tax. She assists non-filers with voluntary disclosures to bring taxpayers back into compliance. Attorney Geiger negotiates the release and withdrawal of liens, levies, and warrants. She assists clients who may need installment payment agreements or have collection issues, which also involves the negotiation of penalty abatements.

Aidan R. Welsh, Esq., Schoonmaker George Colin Blomberg Bryniczka & Welsh PC
Attorney Welsh is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and an Officer of the Connecticut Bar Association Family Law Section. She handles all aspects of complex family law matters including alimony and child support issues, division of assets, child custody disputes, cases involving substance abuse issues, negotiating and drafting premarital agreements, litigation, and mediation.

Eric L. Green, Esq., Green & Sklarz LL
The focus of Attorney Eric L. Green’s practice is taxpayer representation before the IRS, Department of Justice Tax Division and state departments of revenue. He is a frequent lecturer on tax topics, including estate planning, and handling tax audits and tax controversies. Eric runs a weekly podcast found in ITunes called Tax Rep Network, and is the author of The Accountant’s Guide to IRS Collection and The Accountant’s Guide to Resolving Tax Debts: Offers-in-Compromise, Installment Agreements & Uncollectable Status. Eric is the creator, author and lecturer for the National Association of Tax Professionals Program in IRS Representation, which trains other professionals to handle IRS matters on behalf of clients. Mr. Green is a columnist for Forbes and CCH’s Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure.

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