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Strategies When Working With IRS Appraisers

Business Valuation

 Strategies When Working With IRS Appraisers
CPE Credit

Program Type: Recorded Webinar (Audio, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience with the fundamentals of accounting, finance, economics, and business writing.
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: Two (2) Hours
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 11OBVRW4547
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $110.00
Program Description

This webinar covers the structure of the IRS appraisal program:

- How IRS selects valuation issues for review
- What the IRS looks for in a Business Valuation report
- Planning for an audit before writing the valuation report
- Resolving disputes
- Penalties and the appraiser
- After the audit: preparing for litigation

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Articulate the optimal strategies for dealing with IRS audits of valuation issues
- Identify the most important characteristics to understand about the IRS and the audit process
- List the risks involving appraiser penalties
- Differentiate between audit strategies and litigation strategies

Who Should Attend

Appraisers preparing valuations for federal tax matters; Attorneys and CPAs representing clients before the IRS


Howard Lewis, ABAR, CVA
Mr. Howard Lewis, served as the Executive Director of the Institute of Business Appraisers, the nation's pioneer of business valuation. In 2009, Howard retired from the IRS where he was the National Program Manager of the Engineering and Valuation Program. At the IRS, Howard implemented the first business valuation standards, focused on developing an experienced professional cadre of accredited business appraisers and modernized the Service's training, accreditation, and peer review processes. At the Institute of Business Appraisers™ (IBA™), Howard worked with the Institute's governors and leaders to improve member services, and enhance IBA's credentials.