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The United States Tax Court Paves Way for Taxpayers to Escape Civil Penalties on Federal Income Tax Assessments

February 20, 2020

When the Internal Revenue Service conducts a tax audit, the Internal Revenue Service often looks to impose an additional tax liability upon the taxpayer.  Additionally, in more cases than not, the Internal Revenue Service also imposes civil penalties based on the asserted tax deficiency.  Explained differently, when the Internal Revenue Service proposes income tax adjustments as part of an audit, the Service also generally imposes a penalty in addition to the tax liability.  Most of the time, the civil penalty is an accuracy-related penalty under Internal Revenue Code Section 6662, which penalizes a taxpayer for his or her negligence for filing an inaccurate return.

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A. Lavar Taylor Speaking About Current Developments in Collection Enforcement

January 10, 2020

A. Lavar Taylor will be a panel speaker on the program of “Current Developments in Collection Enforcement” on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the ABA’s Midyear Tax Meeting 2020 in Boca Raton, Florida.

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The 2nd Annual UCI Law/Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium: Machine Intelligence and the Changing Nature of Tax Practice

December 5, 2019

This two-day conference will address how artificial intelligence and related technologies impact tax enforcement and administration, tax planning and risk management, and how such technologies can be harnessed to assist taxpayers. The program will feature leading tax practitioners, industry entrepreneurs, researchers, and government officials. The symposium will be hosted by the UCI Law Graduate Tax Program and sponsored by the Law Offices of A. Lavar Taylor. Tentative schedule will be made available by the end of October.

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IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig Will Deliver Keynote Address at Second Annual UCI-A. Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium

December 2, 2019

The University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is delighted to announce that the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Charles P. Rettig, will be the keynote speaker at the Second Annual UCI-A. Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium at noon on February 24, 2020 on tax and artificial Intelligence. The Commissioner will discuss IRS initiatives in this area.

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A. Lavar Taylor Speaking About Litigation Tips From The Trenches

August 8, 2019

Program Title:  Litigation Tips from the Trenches
Speaker:  A. Lavar Taylor
Event:  OCBA Tax Section Meeting
Date: Aug. 8, 2019
Location: OCBA, 4101 Westerly Place, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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