On August 2, 2011, the latest amendments to Treasury Department Circular 230 took effect. Every subpart – authority to practice, practice before the IRS, disciplinary proceedings, sanctions, and general provisions – were affected. 35 rules changed. One rule was added. Consequently, Circular 230 now consists of 60 rules, 60% of which are in some way new. What do tax practitioners need to know about these recent changes? And how will those changes affect you?
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This program should be helpful to tax attorneys, accountants, enrolled agents, registered tax return preparers, and others who prepare, or assist in preparing, federal tax returns.
Matthew C. Hicks
Matthew C. Hicks is an associate in Caplin & Drysdale's Washington, D.C. office. He joined the firm in 2007. He advises and defends clients in a wide variety of federal tax disputes throughout the nation, including:
Before joining Caplin & Drysdale, Mr. Hicks was a Trial Attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division. While there, he litigated refund suits, summons enforcement actions, and TEFRA partnership issues in federal district courts and the Court of Federal Claims. In addition, Mr. Hicks was the lead attorney in a federal multidistrict refund action, and he served as one of the Tax Division's resident authorities on the discovery of electronically stored information.Mr. Hicks is also known for his work on Jade Trading v. United States, 80 Fed. Cl. 11 (2007), a Son of BOSS tax shelter case that resulted in a three-week bench trial, a win for his client, and the perjury conviction of a witness questioned by Mr. Hicks.