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Free CPE Online Event: 12th Annual Tax Controversy Forum: June 18-19, 2020

Tax Controversy Forum

The annual NYU School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum features interactive presentations delivered by expert practitioners who cover a broad range of issues regarding tax audits and tax litigation at all levels.

Registration is free.

This year’s NYU Tax Controversy Forum will be produced remotely in a shortened format on Thursday and Friday June 18 and 19, 2020 and marks the beginning of the new NYU SPS Webinar Tax Series.


After careful consideration, and to ensure the health and safety of conference attendees and panelists in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NYU SPS and the Forum’s Planning Committee have decided that this year’s Forum will be produced and delivered remotely via Zoom Webinar. We are very excited to announce that NYU SPS will offer all sessions for free.  THERE ARE NO REGISTRATION FEES!  The program is in development and will consist of 2 to 3 hours of panels on each of Thursday June 18 and Friday June 19.

This year’s NYU Tax Controversy Forum will feature updates on what the IRS is doing to enhance compliance through communication and enforcement.  Panels will highlight the new IRS focus on intra-agency collaboration, new initiatives with respect to penalties and fraud referrals, and IRS’ handling of tax collection challenges.  Tune in for free from your computer, at home or the office, to hear Tax Compliance and Procedure Updates from senior IRS personnel.

  • Erin M. Collins, Esq., National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service
  • Michael J. Desmond, Esq., Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service
  • Don Fort, CPA, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Darren Guillot, Deputy Commissioner, Small Business/Self Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service   
  • Eric Hylton, Commissioner, Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Andrew Keyso, Jr., Esq., Chief, Independent Office of Appeals, Internal Revenue Service
  • Sunita Lough, Esq., Deputy Commissioner for Services and Enforcement, Internal Revenue Service
  • Paul J. Mamo, Director, Collection, Internal Revenue Service
  • Douglas W. O’Donnell, CPA, Commissioner, Large Business & International Division, Internal Revenue Service
  • Tamera Ripperda, CPA , Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Internal Revenue Service

Register now.

NYU SPS WEBINAR TAX SERIES To support and serve the NYU Tax Community, NYU SPS is developing a new series of tax webinars, and this year’s Tax Controversy Forum on June 18-19, 2020 is the first of several complimentary virtual events that NYU SPS will produce and deliver over the summer.  Additional sessions will follow weekly (excluding the week of June 29-July 3) concluding on July 30.  This is an exceptional way to learn what the IRS is doing, stay current on recent developments, and fulfill your CLE and CPE requirements over the summer!  More information will be forthcoming shortly.