When a Tax Case Goes Criminal - How to Avoid It and How to Deal with It

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Time: 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Location: Zoom
Speaker: Steve Toscher, Esq. - Hochman, Salkin, Toscher, Perez P.C.

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The Internal Revenue Service has taken dramatic steps to bolster its fraud referral process by establishing the new Office of Fraud Enforcement. There is no question we are entering a time of the increased use of fraud referrals to the IRS Criminal Investigation Division as well as the increased use of civil fraud penalties. The program will address what makes a criminal tax case, the differences between civil and criminal fraud, and steps one can take to avoid becoming one of the “lucky” ones under criminal investigation.

Notes:  This program qualifies for 1-hour of continuing education credit for Attorneys, CPA's, Professional Fiduciaries, and Trust Officers.  This program is pending continuing education credit approval with the CFP Board of Standards and the CA Department of Insurance.

**A-Zoom meeting link will be sent to you in your meeting confirmation and will be emailed with any meeting materials one-day prior to the meeting.


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).

Mr. Toscher’s tax practice includes a wide array of substantive areas including income taxes, estate taxes, employment taxes, excise taxes, sales taxes, and property taxes. He is routinely involved in sensitive issues or complex civil tax examinations and administrative appeals on behalf of wealthy individuals and their closely-held entities as well as large corporations involving both domestic and foreign tax-related issues.

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