Posted by: Taxlitigator | January 3, 2018

WEBINAR featuring Steve Toscher – The Perils of Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties: What You Need to Know

The Perils of Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties: What You Need to Know

The Knowledge Group  

January 11, 2018 – Noon – 1:30 pm (Pacific)

On January 11 at Steve Toscher, Curtis Elliott, Jr. and Steve Mather will be hosting a Knowledge Group Webinar “The Perils of Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties: What You Need to Know.” The Internal Revenue Service is increasingly asserting civil penalties for domestic and international taxpayers and the recent IRS Criminal Investigation Annual Report criminal tax enforcement regarding traditional tax cases is on the rise as well.

This presentation will cover major civil penalties – including international reporting penalties; best practices in (hopefully) avoiding the civil fraud penalty and sanctions for criminal tax fraud and the differences between the two; handling sensitive IRS audits and how to avoid a prosecution referral to the Criminal Investigation Division. The presentation will also discuss the major criminal tax violations, including the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of Marinello dealing with Obstruction of IRS Administration and the role of the Federal  Sentencing  Guidelines in Criminal Tax Enforcement.

Registration information is available at:

Steve Toscher has been representing clients for more than 35 years before the Internal Revenue Service, the Tax Divisions of the U.S. Department of Justice and the Office of the United States Attorney (C.D. Cal.), numerous state taxing authorities and in federal and state court litigation and appeals.

Mr. Toscher enjoys a unique combination of solid criminal defense experience and extensive substantive tax experience to assist individuals and entities subject to sensitive government inquiries.  He has considerable experience as lead counsel in defending criminal tax fraud investigations (both administrative and Grand Jury investigations) as well as in defending criminal tax prosecutions (both jury and non-jury).

Recently, Steve Toscher received a judgment of acquittal in a matter involving allegations of a conspiracy between the client, the client’s independent certified public accountant and others relating to the clients personal taxes as well as those of the clients son and his business enterprise, including the use of a foreign bank account and a foreign trust. Others included in the indictment previously pled guilty and the former accountant testified at trial as a cooperating witness for the Government. This is believed to be among the first unsuccessful prosecutions relating to the use of matter involving use of foreign trusts and foreign financial accounts in the Government’s ongoing, extensive international enforcement efforts.

For more information please contact Steve Toscher –

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