From Bad to Worse: When an Audit Goes Criminal
Recorded On: 01/27/2017
This presentation will provide enrolled agents and other tax professionals with an understanding of the concepts and parties involved in a criminal tax case and the strategies available at each stage of a criminal tax investigation to avoid a trial. Presenters will discuss the sources of criminal tax cases and the evaluation and investigation involved in an “eggshell audit". The course will also cover the coordination between the IRS civil team and IRS criminal investigation division.
Travis Greaves, Partner
Travis concentrates his practice on federal and state civil and criminal tax controversies, tax planning, and estate planning. He represents individuals, partnerships, and corporations through all stages of tax investigations and litigation. He also works with individuals and families to efficiently plan for the future, including estate planning and business succession planning.
In addition, Travis is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he has taught criminal and civil tax controversy courses. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he served as the Tax and Economic Policy Advisor to Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, practiced in the tax group of a major international law firm and served as an Attorney Advisor at the United States Tax Court.
Joshua Wu, Partner
Josh helps startup companies, mid-size businesses, and individual clients remain in compliance with U.S. tax laws, and guides clients on appropriate procedures to reduce their tax burdens.
Josh represents clients in an array of tax controversies and tax litigation matters before the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Tax Court, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With considerable experience handling multijurisdictional investigations, Josh regularly works with foreign companies, trusts, and advisors to resolve inbound U.S. tax and reporting issues.
In addition, Josh is involved in the D.C. metro area startup community; he works with angel investors and coworking spaces to assist emerging companies to implement business practices and legal structures to facilitate their growth and access to funding. Prior to co-founding Greaves | Wu, he worked for an international law firm, Latham & Watkins LLP, and has been quoted in major news outlets such as The Street, Federal Tax Weekly, and Business News Daily.