This seminar is designed for accountants, controllers, CFOs, tax managers and officers, business owners and managers, and enrolled agents.
This seminar discusses best practices for dealing with state tax audits from the pre-audit planning stage all the way through litigation. Also included are tips for managing documents in state audits, managing auditor relationships, negotiating with auditors, and common mistakes to avoid.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Negotiation Strategies
• Who May Represent Taxpayer
• Preservation Of Issues And Pleading
• Statistical Sampling
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. Managing An Audit With A State Department Of Revenue
A. General Strategies
B. Managing Document Requests
C. Scope Of Auditor’s Authority
D. Documentation Of Audit Process
E. Negotiation Strategies
F. Closing Agreements
G. When To Move To The Next Level
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
II. State Tax Administrative Appeals
A. Choice Of Venue: Trial Court Or Administrative Body?
B. Who May Represent Taxpayer
C. Pay To Play
D. Procedure And Evidence
10:20 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Property Tax Appeals
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Preparing A State Tax Controversy For Litigation
A. Attorney-Client/Accountant-Client Privilege
B. Choosing A Forum
C. Preservation Of Issues And Pleading
D. Discovery And Evidentiary Rules
E. Trial Tactics
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.
V. Statistical Sales Sampling And Other Sales Tax Audit Issues
A. Statistical Sampling
C. Contract Auditors And MTC Audits
D. Managing Exemption Certificates
2:35 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Panel Discussion: Mock Audit Defense