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L3.03.22 Introduction to Criminal Tax

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Introduction to Criminal Tax
IRS Program #:
CE: 1 IRS credit
Speaker: David Gannaway, EA

Representatives can find themselves in a difficult place if they are not able to identify when a representation case may become criminal. This course describes how a non-attorney practitioner should interact with potentially criminal tax cases.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe when a civil tax case potentially rises to a criminal tax case.
  • Understand the role of a non-attorney practitioner in a criminal tax case.
  • Identify when to refer a representation client to an attorney.


  • David Gannaway, EA, MBA, CFE, CAMS, CVA

    Mr. Gannaway joined J.S.Heldin November 2020 as an executive vice president in the Forensic Accounting & Economics Group. Since 2007, he has been providing tax controversy, litigation support, and expert witness services to attorneys and clients in both civil and criminal litigations in federal and state courts across multiple business sectors including construction, healthcare, financial services, and nonprofit.

    In August 2019, Mr. Gannaway received the distinguished National Tax Practice Institute™ (NTPI®) Fellow designation as recognized by the National Association of Enrolled Agents as an expert in taxpayer representation before the IRS. He frequently represents individuals and business owners under audit and at appeals; prepares reasonable cause statements requesting penalty abatements; and all aspects of collection actions including Form 433A, negotiating installment agreements, and offers in compromise before the IRS and state taxing authorities. 

    As a former IRS criminal investigation special agent and assistant special agent in charge of the New York Field Office, Mr. Gannaway has 20 years of experience in managing and unraveling domestic/international complex white-collar financial fraud schemes involving tax evasion, corruption, and money laundering. He works closely with attorneys as a “Kovel” accountant in defending individuals under investigation or who may have been indicted for alleged white-collar financial crimes.

    Mr. Gannaway is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and a thought leader regarding civil/criminal income taxes, fraud schemes (prevention and detection), regulatory compliance, Bank Secrecy Act, and money laundering.

August 10, 2022
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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