Section 6694 Preparer Penalties and Tax Advice: The Latest on the Constantly Moving Target
Scott A. Schumacher
University of Washington - School of Law
September 1, 2009
The Practical Tax Lawyer, Vol. 23, No. 19, 2009
Tax, business planning, and estate planning attorneys must be familiar with the ethical rules governing practice before the IRS, including the standards applicable to giving tax advice to clients. This paper will provide an overview of the recent changes to the tax advice rules in both the Internal Revenue Code and in Treasury Circular 230. These changes will have an impact on every lawyer practicing in business or estate planning, trust administration, or tax law. The paper will concentrate on the recent amendments to section 6694 and the new proposed regulations interpreting and applying those amendments.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 17
Keywords: ethics, tax opionions, business planning, estate planning
JEL Classification: H20, H24, H29
Date posted: September 11, 2009
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