Join us in Las Vegas for the 13th Annual Taxpayer Representation Super Conference!

The Annual Taxpayer Representation Super Conference brings together Tax Resolution Practitioners from around the country who want to improve their representation skills and grow their practices.

You will have opportunities to hear presentations from Tax Resolution Experts, network with other tax resolution professionals, and view the latest innovations in IRS Representation and Practice Management Software.

Am I ready for the Super Conference?

The Super Conference topics will require some prerequisite knowledge of tax resolution. If you are brand new or have very limited knowledge of the industry it will be in your best interest to start off at the ASTPS Tax Resolution Boot Camp. This year we will be running a Boot Camp along side the Super Conference in Las Vegas and attendees of the Boot Camp will be able to come to the 3rd day of the Super Conference for free!

2019 SPEAKERS

Robert McKenzie

ESQ., EA, CTRS

As one of the first Tax Resolution instructors in the country Bob is widely known as the God Father of Tax Resolution! He has presented courses before thousands of CPA’s, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. He has made numerous media appearances including Dateline NBC and The ABC Nightly News.

Darren Guillot

Deputy Commissioner SB/SE

Darren has spoken at a couple of our events in the past and is an ASTPS all time favorite! Recently promoted to Deputy Commissioner of SB/SE he is in charge of all the revenue officers in the country. He's also a pretty terrific speaker!

Steve Klitzner

ESQ., CTRS

Steve is an Attorney from South Florida who's practice is 100% focused on IRS Tax Resolution. He is a frequent lecturer on Tax Resolution topics and has presented to thousands of practitioners around the country. He is one of the main instructors for both the ASTPS Boot Camp & Academy, and has been presenting for ASTPS for many years.

Gary Bluestein

ESQ., CTRS

Gary Bluestein, focuses his Buffalo, NY practice exclusively on tax representation. Prior to entering private practice, Gary served as a Senior Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and was a Special Assistant United State’s Attorney. During his Government Service, Gary represented the IRS in both the United States Tax Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court.

Roger Nemeth

EA, CTRS

Roger is the founder of Tax Help Software and is largely regarded as the industry expert when it comes to IRS Transcripts. In addition to creating one of the top tax resolution software programs, he has taught thousands of tax professionals how to better represent their clients before the IRS.

Jeremy Oswald

Taxpayer Advocate's Office

Jeremy will be sharing everything he knows about how to work more effectively and efficiently with the Taxpayer Advocate's Office!

IRS Exam Division

We are excited to announce that we will have a representative from the IRS Exam Division presenting for us this year!

Michael Rozbruch

CPA, CTRS

Michael Rozbruch, CPA and Certified Tax Resolution Specialist, a pioneer in the tax resolution industry, has a proven “in-the-trenches” track record as evidenced by accumulating 168 month over month consecutive revenue growth culminating in $23 million in revenue in just one year alone. He trains and helps CPAs, Enrolled Agents and Attorneys build highly profitable practices through proven marketing systems and strategies.

EVENT LOCATION

Our 2019 event will take place at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort

1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway, Henderson, Nevada 89011

Please Read Carefully: Our room block at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas is completely full as a result of the incredible response we’ve received for this year’s event.

We have opened a second room block down the street at the Sunset Station Hotel & Casino. We will be providing a shuttle service back and forth to the hotel in the morning and in the evening. If you have any questions please give us a call at (716) 630-1650.

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2019 EVENT SCHEDULE

Day 1 – Thursday

8:10am – 9:50am Practitioner’s Update on the IRS – Robert McKenzie, ESQ., EA, CTRS 

Over the past several years the IRS has seen its budget cut significantly. The 35 day government shutdown also adversely effected IRS investigations. There has been a corresponding reduction in the quality of service provided by IRS. It has dramatically reduced its enforcement efforts. Although IRS hired over 1,000 revenue agents and revenue officers in fiscal year 2019 that number barely covered attrition. This class will examine the methods IRS is using in this new enforcement environment. It will cover new IRS examination priorities and procedures, IRS collection priorities and procedures, IRS criminal investigation initiatives, recent important developments for practitioners, taxpayer advocate services report on problems in the tax system, new procedures at IRS campuses and the impact of new IRS leadership.

9:50am – 10:10am Break

10:10am – 11:50am Taxpayer First Act – Robert McKenzie, ESQ., EA, CTRS

On July 1, 2019. President Trump signed the new Taxpayer First Act (TFA) into law. TFA provides the first significant taxpayer rights enhancement since 1998. The Act is designed to strengthen taxpayer rights, particularly with appeals, enhance customer service (long-term), improve information technology and cybersecurity, protect and encourage more whistle-blowing, and improve overall efficiency and effectiveness of the IRS. The IRS Appeals Officer will be more independent, and seizures of assets will be more restricted. Attorney Robert E. McKenzie will discuss the provisions of the new law in detail.

11:50am – 1:20pm Lunch

1:20pm – 3:00pm Trust Fund Recovery Penalty – Robert McKenzie, ESQ., EA, CTRS

IRC §6672 imposes a Trust Fund Recovery Penalty on responsible persons for a company which fails to pay over withheld or collected taxes. Those individuals in charge of the company may be held liable for 100% of unpaid trust fund taxes. This class will provide practitioner of the legal requirements for imposition of the penalty and give practical pointers for defending those that might be subject to the penalty. In this class you will learn:

  • Who is a responsible person?
  • What are the elements of willfulness?
  • Computation of the penalty
  • IRS procedures for imposing the penalty
  • Defenses to imposition of the penalty
  • Appeal rights of those subject to a proposed penalty

3:00pm – 3:20pm Break

3:20pm – 5:00pm Working With the Advocate’s Office – Jeremy Oswald, TAS

Jeremy Oswald serves as the Local Taxpayer Advocate for Nevada with the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS). TAS is an independent organization within the IRS that is here to protect taxpayer rights and help with tax problems taxpayers may not be able to resolve on their own.

Jeremy’s presentation will focus on helping you work effectively with TAS and the IRS by covering who TAS is and what they do, the taxpayer bill of rights, as well as other TAS programs. Jeremy will go over some key challenges faced by the IRS and taxpayers today as well as the taxpayer roadmap which illustrates stages of the taxpayer journey in the modern United States tax system. Lastly Jeremy will cover TAS priorities going forward as reported in the fiscal year 2020 Objectives Report to Congress.

Networking Reception 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Day 2 – Friday

8:10am – 9:50am Key Issues in Tax Controversy – Gary Bluestein, ESQ., CTRS

This session will highlight key issues, strategies and pitfalls in the three areas of tax controversy; audit, collection and criminal tax. Discussion will include how to communicate with Exam, Appeals, IRS Counsel, Collection, TAS and Insolvency and strategies for successful resolution of your clients case.

9:50am – 10:10am Break

10:10am – 11:50am What to Expect in the field – Darren Guillot, Deputy Director of SB/SE

If you missed Darren’s last presentation, you likely heard about the speaker that the attendees couldn’t get enough of. Luckily, he survived the Q&A session and proved his intestinal fortitude by agreeing to a return – Again! If you deal with Small Business/Self-Employed (the IRS Division that oversees Collections and Revenue Officers, you simply cannot afford to miss this encore opportunity.

This is your opportunity to meet Darren Guillot. As Deputy Director of the IRS Small Business/Self-Employed division. Darren is a valuable resource within the Service and is dedicated to a more efficient and responsive IRS. He has proven that he will work with practitioners to resolve IRS problems.

Darren will describe the IRS’s current budget, staffing issues, and what you can expect in field. He will discuss:

  • Priority areas of focus for R.O.s on Collection Cases.
  • Employment tax issues and the heightened potential for criminal referral,
  • Civil actions,
  • Trust Fund Recovery Penalty assertion,
  • Suits for injunctive relief, and early interaction and alerts,
  • Certification to the State Dept. of seriously delinquent tax debt,
  • Impersonation concerns and the latest on the FAST Act (Private Debt Collection and Passport provisions).
  • Q&A

11:50am – 1:20pm Lunch

1:20pm – 3:00pm Working with IRS Stakeholder Liaison – Marc Zine (IRS)

Marc is an expert on navigating the department and he is going to be sharing everything he knows! By the end you will know how to work more effectively and efficiently with the IRS Stakeholder Liaison.

3:00pm – 3:20pm Break

3:20pm – 5:00pm IRS Exam Division 

The goal of this course is to learn more about what the other side is looking for so we can all work better together! More details coming shortly.

Day 3 – Saturday

8:10am – 9:50am Deciphering the TXMODA IRS Transcripts – Roger Nemeth, EA, CTRS

This class will cover how to obtain the TXMODA as well as how to interpret the data. Of special interest is knowing how to find data not listed on the regular IRS Account Transcripts. This session – a must for any tax resolution practitioner – has created for the Super Conference and has never been available before

9:50am – 10:10am Break

10:10am – 11:50am Passport Suspensions – Steve Klitzner, ESQ., CTRS

IRS is now classifying individuals as “seriously delinquent” and then reporting them to the State Department. Thereafter, the taxpayer is likely to find their passport is suspended or cannot be renewed. This is becoming a serious concern for more and more taxpayers. Steve will show you how to handle this new collection initiative.

11:50am – 1:20pm Lunch

1:20pm – 3:00pm Six Marketing Tools That Really Work – Michael Rozbruch, CPA

While the title says it all, don’t overlook the fact that Michael, a leading marketing guru is sharing real workable marketing plans. He is teaching, not selling. Michael is giving attendees proven tools to grow their resolution practices.

EARLY BIRD CONFERENCE PRICING

Regular Price: $1,097 – The Early Bird $100 discount displayed below ends October 4th

NON-MEMBEREarly Bird Discount

$ 997.00

First Attendee2nd Attendee $897.00
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$ 947.15

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4th Attendee $662.15
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SILVEREARLY BIRD - 10%

$ 897.30

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4th Attendee $627.30
5th Attendee $627.30
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GOLDEARLY BIRD - 15%

$ 847.45

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