Fraud Essentials: What is Tax Fraud and its Consequences? (Completed)

Date: Monday, May 20, 2024
Instructor: Susan Harper
Begin Time:  9:00am Pacific Time
10:00am Mountain Time
11:00am Central Time
12:00pm Eastern Time
CPE Credit:  2 hours for CPAs
2 hours Federal Tax Law for CTEC
2 hours Federal Tax Related for EAs and OTRPs

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Delve into the world of Fraud with Susan Harper, Certified Fraud Examiner, and former IRS Internal Revenue Agent of 34 years. This webinar will explore indicators and affirmative acts of fraud, as well as its civil and criminal consequences. With 20 years instructing CPE courses, Susan will deliver an entertaining and informative discussion to address fraud schemes and red flags associated with tax return fraud. Lastly, throughout the presentation, she will share interesting case stories and the consequences of committing such fraud.

Topics Covered

  • Tax Return Fraud
  • Indicators of Fraud vs. Affirmative Acts of Fraud
  • Burden of Proof
  • Evidence
  • Interviewing
  • Fraud Schemes & Associated Red Flags
  • Methods of Detection
  • IRS Consequences (Civil & Criminal)
  • Case Studies

Learning Objectives

  • Define Fraud (Tax-Related)
  • Understand difference between an Indication vs. Affirmative Act of Fraud
  • Discuss Burden of Proof & Evidence necessary to prove Fraud
  • Identify Fraud Schemes
  • Recognize the Importance of an Interview and Documentation
  • Learn how to Minimize the Risks of Fraud
  • Understand the IRS Consequences of Committing Fraud


Instructional Method
Group: Internet-based

NASBA Field of Study
Taxes (2 hours)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

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