All tax professionals, including CPAs, tax attorneys, enrolled agents, and unlicensed tax return preparers may be subject to an investigation, as well as a myriad of penalties for conduct which the IRS deems to be problematic, abusive, or undermining of the public’s confidence in the administration of the nation’s tax laws. Other professionals such as actuaries and appraisers can also be subject to penalties.
Tax professionals who conduct their professional or personal affairs in a manner that results in violations of the tax laws by the preparer or their clients are subject to discipline by the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility (“OPR”), as well as state licensing authorities. In particularly egregious cases, the IRS can also seek criminal penalties against these individuals and their firms.
At The Wilson Firm, our tax lawyers are particularly well-versed at representing tax professionals, law firms, and accounting firms. If the IRS, OPR, or another licensing authority is considering a penalty against you as a tax professional, contact The Wilson Firm.