Best practices for communicating with the IRS during the COVID-19 pandemic.
This presentation will provide the audience with tips and recommendations that will help to improve communication with the IRS during COVID-19 pandemic and related delays. The discussion will explain new rules for e-signing of IRS authorizations, the recommendations for communication with IRS automated telephone service, field and appeals officers, and ways to overcome/resolve the IRS major operational failures, like premature assessments.
Olena Ruth is a seasoned tax attorney with ten years of experience in tax controversy. Her solo law practice, Ruth Tax Law, serves taxpayers across the United States and internationally. Olena received her first law degree in Ukraine in 2001. Her professional career began as a corporate attorney for a local boutique law firm in Kyiv, Ukraine with a focus on advising existing and newly formed small- and medium-sized businesses. Olena immigrated to the United States in 2003. She obtained a J.D. with Tax Emphasis from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2010 and LLM in Taxation at the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program in 2011. While taking courses at the Graduate Tax Program, Olena practiced tax controversy as an attorney-student at the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic. During one year of work with tax professionals at the clinic, Olena understood that tax litigation was her calling. She is passionate about her job and believes that any problem can be solved with patience and determination. Olena spends her free time helping pro bono clients, training for long-distance triathlons, hiking, skiing, and walking her Doberman, Ray.
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