TAX/IRS Liaison November 2017 Meeting Webcast | V1601117B

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November 14, 2017 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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This webcast is a free event to observe and obtain information during the statewide Committee on Taxation and IRS Liaison annual meeting. Attendees will be briefed on important information regarding federal tax updates, as well as information regarding federal tax questions and answers submitted by members.


Updates on current and new Federal issues for CPAs in tax accounting. 

Major Subjects:

IRS compliance panel with presentations on topics such as:
  • Examination
  • Collection
  • Taxpayer Advocate
  • Appeals and Other
  • IRS updates and developments
  • Questions and answers discussed

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Misc. Information:

This is a free informational webcast with no CPE-open to members only. Meeting materials will be available via My Events 1 business day prior to this webcast. 
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CPAs in tax accounting and other tax professionals. This event is open to CalCPA members only.


Narina Bchtikian
Narina Bchtikian Senior Stakeholder Liaison IRS Communications and Liaison (C&L) Narina Bchtikian is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison with IRS Communications and Liaison and is currently assigned to the Los Angeles Stakeholder Liaison Office. Stakeholder Liaison serves as the primary IRS liaison to tax practitioner organizations throughout the country. Narina coordinates IRS participation at tax professional CPE seminars and instructs at many of these sessions. Prior to moving to the Los Angeles area, Narina was an SL in the Mid- Atlantic Area and worked with the practitioners in Pennsylvania and Delaware. Narina began her career with the Internal Revenue Service in 1988 and has held numerous positions in the general program areas concentrating on Examination, Technical Tax Law Issues and Taxpayer Advocate.
Mel Hadley
Mel Hadley Management and Program Analyst IRS SB/SE Field Collection Mel Hadley has been with the IRS since January of 1990 when she started her career as a Tax Examining Assistant at the Kansas City Service Center. Mel moved to California in 1994 when she became a Revenue Officer Trainee in Field Collections and quickly progressed through several positions within Collections. These included Policy Analyst to the District Director, Insolvency Group Manager, General Program Group Manager, and Abusive Tax Avoidance Transaction (ATAT) Group Manager prior to her selection in March of 2010 as the Oakland Territory Manager. She was reassigned “back home” to the Los Angeles area in July of 2012, where she is the permanent Los Angeles Collection Territory Manager. Mel is now on assignment as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Director of all of Field Collection - Darren Guillot. Currently she oversees two main aspects of the national field collection operations: performance metrics for all Revenue Officers and advising executives on complex/sensitive cases and issues.
Keith Matsuda
Keith began his career with the Internal Revenue Service in 1986 as an Internal Revenue Agent. He progressed through the organization by holding such positions as Internal Revenue Agent – General Program, Internal Revenue Agent – Real Estate Industry Specialization, Specialty Program Coordinator, Lead On-the-Job Instructor, Lead Classroom Instructor, Field Examination Group Manager - General Program, Field Examination Group Manager – Real Estate Industry Specialization, and Chief – Quality Measurement Staff (Examination). In 1998, Keith was selected and promoted to the position of Associate Chief in the Glendale Appeals Office. He is currently an Appeals Team Manager and supervises a team of Appeals Officers located in Los Angeles. In addition to his supervisory responsibilities, in 2003 Keith was designated as the Area Program Manager for Large Case & Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). In this role, he is responsible for: coordinating large case team member assignments; conducting presentations on ADR Programs; reviewing and monitoring Fast Track Settlement and Post-Appeals Mediation requests submitted for qualification and assignment; and, coordinates the training and assignment of Area mediators. In 2009, 2010 & 2017, Keith represented the Office of Appeals as a presenter at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums. In his local community, Keith has served as a Trustee & Chairman of Finance for several non-profit organizations; Board Member, Head Referee and Head Umpire for a local community sports organization; Executive Board Member for the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), Member/Chairman of the School Site Council, and Founder/President of the Aquatics Booster Club at his children’ high school; and has coached his daughters youth basketball teams. While a Revenue Agent, Keith was an adjunct instructor at East Los Angeles College where he taught courses in Bookkeeping, Accounting and Taxation. He recently returned to East Los Angeles College for the 2015 Fall semester to instruct an Accounting course. Keith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting/Finance from the University of Southern California, and an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from East Los Angeles College.
Mark Alan Tracht, CPA
Mark Tracht Territory Manager IRS SB/SE Field Examination Mark Tracht has 36 years of Internal Revenue Service experience with a variety of jobs held in Southern and Northern California. Currently Mark is the Territory Manager in Southern California covering Field Exam activities in Santa Maria, Bakersfield, Woodland Hills, Camarillo Bakersfield, Santa Clarita, Fresno and Woodland Hills. Mark has over 18 years of experience in this position. His responsibilities have included oversight of the Field Examination Program (SBSE), including General, Special Enforcement and Abusive Transaction Groups as well as National Oversight over abusive Promoter and Promoters.
Victor Vanacore
Victor Vanacore is a special agent with the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division located in Los Angeles, Calif.
James Wong
James Wong Settlement Officer IRS Office of Appeals – Collection Appeals James Wong has worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years and has held several positions in various functions. He began his career with the IRS in Taxpayer Service at the El Monte California office. For 15 years, he was a Revenue Officer in Field Collection. Right after the Restructuring and Reform Act of 1998, he worked in the Taxpayer Advocates Office for 3 years. And for the last 10 years, he has been a Settlement Officer in the Los Angeles Appeals Office.
No Agenda or Materials posted.