Avoiding Tax Malpractice (8 hours)

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Cancelled - Nov 23, 2020

Registration: 6:00 AM / Program: 6:30 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific Time


Member Fee: $0.00
Nonmember Fee: $0.00

Available Discounts

AICPA Member: None
Full time Accounting Educator: None


Identify topics related to allegations of malpractice committed by tax professionals and review risk management techniques. Inherent in the services of a tax professional is the risk that a client may assert practitioner malpractice. Clients may also accuse an adviser of being unethical or incompetent. Explore the reasons clients make such claims, and learn techniques and procedures to minimize the risk. Review effective client communication skills and tools to protect yourself from malpractice exposure and more.

Designed For

CPAs, practitioners and attorneys.


Identify topics related to allegations of malpractice committed by tax professionals. Determine how to recognize high-risk engagements. Recognize relevant ethical considerations. Identify tools for insulating yourself from malpractice exposure. Determine appropriate loss prevention procedures. Determine effective communication with clients regarding objectives and expectations.

Major Subjects

Technical definitions of tax malpractice. Risk management techniques: engagement letters, quality control procedures and maintaining professional competence. Aggressive tax strategies. "War stories" dealing with tax-related claims against CPAs. Insurance carrier experiences. Substantive tax areas: tax-deferred exchanges, built-in gains, alternative minimum tax and overlooked tax elections.

If you would like to register for this event, please contact OSCPA at 800-255-1470, 503-641-7200, or email profdev@orcpa.org.