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Doing Business With the IRS - Part 3: IRS Penalties and How to Get Them Abated

Total Credits: 2

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ACPEN Tax Institute |  IRS Approved
David R. Stubblefield, EA |  Larry Jones, JD
Course Levels:
2 hours
Product Type:
On Demand
Access for 1 year(s) after purchase.


There are over 150 penalties in the Internal Revenue Code. This course will review the most common penalties and how practitioners can protect themselves and their clients. There will also be a discussion on how to request abatement of penalties. The participants will learn how penalties are assessed, how to defend against penalties being assessed against taxpayers, and the procedure for getting the IRS to abate penalties.  This course is approved by the IRS. The submission of a completed request form, found under the materials tab, is required for credit.

Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives *Review the most common penalties in the Internal Revenue Code *Learn how to protect yourself and your clients from penalties
Major Subjects *IRS *Tax *Internal Revenue Code Penalties *Abatement

Course Materials


David R. Stubblefield, EA Related seminars and products

David R. Stubblefield, EA, is the Tax Manager at the Dallas, Texas firm, Smith, Jackson, Boyer & Bovard, PLLC. He brings to the firm’s taxation department 38 years of diverse domestic and international federal taxation experience within the Internal Revenue Service. In addition to senior technical work, other positions held during his career with the IRS include; Chief, Examination Branch, Large Case Manager and Senior Regional Analyst. As a regional analyst he provided oversight and direction throughout an eight-state region over key programs that included; Coordinated Large Case Examinations, International, Insurance and the Industry Specialization Program. Dave served on two IRS Commissioner’s National Redesign Teams involved in the reorganization and modernization of the IRS. He was project manager on two national IRS initiatives relating to foreign owned businesses, the Maquiladora Industry Specialization Program and training for Large Case examination personnel. As the Dean of the IRS School of Taxation he led a group to modernize and upgrade the curriculum and methods of teaching and developing IRS Compliance personnel. Working with IRS Counsel and Examination personnel, Dave organized and directed a multitude of litigation strategies and initiatives involving various industries. These efforts resulted in key court decisions and identification of coordinated issues, having nationwide impact. Dave was active in the Service’s Taxpayer Education and outreach activities throughout his career. He developed new IRS training programs and made tax-related presentations to IRS personnel, major universities, foreign trade zones, State of Texas Department of Insurance and tax administrators from foreign countries. Dave joined the private CPA firm sector in December 2000 and is an Enrolled Agent certified to practice before the IRS in tax matters. He is active in tax planning and tax return preparation for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts that involve domestic and international clients. In addition he coordinates a substantial volume of IRS Issue Resolution cases, representing clients before the IRS involving audits, collection issues, offers-in-compromise and installment agreements. Since joining the private sector Dave has made presentations to various accounting and professional groups around the country and colleges and universities in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. He has written published articles for the Journal of Accounting, Journal of Taxation, Tax Practice and The Tax Lawyer. Dave is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.

Larry Jones, JD Related seminars and products

Larry Jones, JD, advises and represents clients in IRS tax controversies which include audits, appeals, collections, criminal tax investigations, and civil and criminal tax litigation.  Larry Jones is committed to the excellence in the practice of law, and offers his clients timely, effective, and efficient personalized service. Prior to entering private practice, Larry was a Trial Attorney with the Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice.  During this time he received substantial trial experience in tax cases.  Larry represents taxpayers at all levels of the IRS, and in litigation against the IRS.   He is a partner in the law firm of Townsend & Jones, LLP, which has offices in Dallas and Houston.  In addition to his private practice, Larry is Director of the Federal Taxpayers Clinic and Small Business Clinic at the SMU Dedman School of Law and teaches Federal Tax Procedure and Taxation of Property Dispositions at the Law School.  Larry and his partner, Jack Townsend, are listed in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and have been selected as Texas Super Lawyers. Larry is a teacher, author, and recognized public speaker and authority on tax controversy matters, and how to effectively deal with the IRS.  Larry has developed, written, and taught courses for various professional organizations involving all aspects of the IRS including but not limited to audits, appeals, collections, and negotiating with the IRS. Larry is a member of the Advisory Board of the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure published by CCH, and writes a column on examination issues for this publication.  Larry has published various articles on dealing with the IRS.  He has been a co-author of Guide to Dealing with the IRS published by Practitioners Publishing Company.

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For CPAs and financial statement preparers
Original Recording Date 7/31/13
Course Developer Larry Jones, JD

Additional Information

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based
Course Registration Requirements Online Registration
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Overall:      4.3

Total Reviews: 36


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