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Disclosure? Don’t File an Uncertain Tax Return Without It - 2019 Tax Season Chaos

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Taxes - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  Tax
Bradley Burnett
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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With the plethora of Tax Cuts Jobs Act (TCJA) unanswered questions coming at us like a pack of defensive linemen, this tax season is (or at least seems to be) out of control. Approaches by tax software companies are “all over the board” moving targets. Clients want their tax returns now. If IRS scrutinizes a return (years later), they’ll have the benefit of hindsight. Much of the law is messy, messy, messy, messy.


What is a tax preparer to do? One approach is to disclose uncertainties (re: §199A or any other messy area) to IRS on tax returns now. Yes, that’s right. Kiss and tell. Tell the adversary what you’re up to. All for the sake of seeing your client and you through to a better day.


Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • To learn how to scout out tax positions needing disclosure, keep a good tax file, involve client in approach and disclose uncertain tax positions on federal tax returns

Major Subjects
  • How does claiming §199A put the whole tax return in peril?
  • How the accuracy and preparer penalties for TCJA is a “tough go” early on
  • When disclosure may help (and, when it may not)
  • If disclose, specifically how? Is Form 8275 necessary, or does white paper cut it?
  • But, doesn’t disclosure get you audited?
  • What does age-old Form 8082 (Notice of Inconsistent Position) have to do with all of this anyway?

Course Materials


Bradley Burnett Related seminars and products: 4

Bradley Burnett, J.D., LL.M. (Taxation), is a practicing Colorado tax attorney with 33 years of tax practice experience. His practice emphasis is on tax planning and tax controversy resolution. He also prepares a handful of tax returns.

Prior to establishing his own law firm in 1990, he practiced tax accounting with national and local CPA firms, worked as trust officer for a Denver bank and managed the tax department as partner in a medium-sized Denver law firm. After receiving his undergraduate degree in accounting and law degree (J.D.), he earned a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation from the University of Denver School of Law Graduate Tax Program.

Mr. Burnett has delivered more than 3,000 presentations on U.S. tax law throughout all fifty U.S. states, Washington, D.C., the Bahamas, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Canada. He has authored texts of 35 CPE courses.

Bradley served as adjunct professor at the University of Denver School of Law Graduate Tax Program, where he pioneered an Employment Tax course and occasionally pinch hit teaching the IRS Practice and Procedure topic.  He has appeared on television answering tax questions for call-in viewers of Denver NBC affiliate KUSA Channel 9.  Brad received the Illinois Society of CPAs Instructor Excellence Award for teaching in Chicago and five times has been the top rated, most requested instructor for CPA Society annual tax conferences.

Burnett’s seminar style is to deliver the subject matter in briskly paced, enthusiastic and witty fashion. His forte’ is the candid communication of practical ideas relating to tax law.


Mon, Mar 02, 2020 - 10:00a to 12:00p CST
Tue, Mar 17, 2020 - 12:00p to 02:00p CDT
Wed, Apr 01, 2020 - 02:00p to 04:00p CDT
Thu, Apr 16, 2020 - 08:00a to 10:00a CDT
Fri, May 01, 2020 - 10:00a to 12:00p CDT
Sat, May 16, 2020 - 12:00p to 02:00p CDT
Mon, Jun 01, 2020 - 02:00p to 04:00p CDT
Mon, Jun 15, 2020 - 08:00a to 10:00a CDT

Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For Tax preparers and planners desiring to avoid client accuracy and preparer penalties and malpractice exposure
Original Recording Date 07/18/2019
Yellow Book No
Course Developer Bradley Burnett Tax Seminars, Ltd.
Date Added to Catalog 07/03/2019

Additional Information

Complaint Resolution Policy Please contact Anne Taylor for any complaints., (972-377-8199).
Official Registry Statement

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Instructional Delivery Method Group Internet Based

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