Larson on Tax Evidence

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Prepare November 17, 2021 Remote Tax Court Non-Attorney Exam


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"Joni Larson wrote the book on Tax Evidence"

JUNE 5 | 12 | 19 | 26 | 2021 

Privileges •  Impeachment • Hearsay • Authentication •
Credibility • Witnesses • Expert Testimony • Opinions • 

Dial-in to three consecutive Saturday sessions led by Author and former IRS Tax Litigator - Professor Joni Larson - Join us on JUNE 5, 12, 19, and 26. Hear these top experts discuss the Federal Rules of Evidence as Applied by the Tax Court. Joni Larson's book, A Practitioner's Guide to Tax Evidence 2nd Edition, is included free + online study module where you can test yourself and get correct answers to problematic Nonattorney Exam questions you are likely to see in November. Register by Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Week 1 - General Provisions - Judicial Notice - Presumptions - Relevance - Privileges
Week 2 - Witnesses and Impeachment - Opinions and Expert Testimony - Rule Against Hearsay and Exceptions
Week 3 - Exceptions to Rule Against Hearsay - Attacking and Supporting Declarant's Credibility - Authentication and Identification - Contents of Writings

"In addition to preparing at the Tax Law Institute, every nonattorney candidate should read Lysander Venible's book, On Your Own in Tax Court: U.S. Tax Court Without a Lawyer." Click on the title to order.​​​​​​​

Fee $995

Awards 9 CE Credits

The Tax Law Institute Mission Statement

The Tax Law Institute speaks primarily to a seasoned group of IRS enrolled agents and CPAs, along with a notable enrollment of lawyers and PhDs in Accounting as well as MDs who have found their way in to the tax professions. The discussions prepare initially for the Tax Court bar (nonattorney) exam to admit in to practice future nonattorneys aka United States Tax Court Practitioners. The classes address traditional bar exam questions, trial practice, and litigation. Former U.S. Tax Court judges and jucidial law clerks share the virtual lectern with noted legal authors, tax scholars, and veteran U.S. Tax Court observers. Together, they expose bar candidates to the evidentiary rules as they are applied by the Tax Court along with courtroom procedures and the Treasury Regulations derived from the IRC code sections. The bar applicants are provided also with explanations as to how Tax Court bar examiners interpret and score selected answers; why they might mark a choice wrong or right. The speakers coach the future practitioners on how to understand the judicial reasoning that would control when faced with the classic bar exam question: How should the Court rule? In line with the teaching policy of the Tax Law Institute, the ultimate goal of the teaching effort is to focus the soon-to-be practitioners to develop sound litigation strategies that encourage judicial economy and responsible practice in and representation before the Court.

Look for the soon-to-publish soft-cover, pocket guide to Tax Court admission and practice. Prepared exclusively for FATPs. The Guide to Admission and Practice in U.S. Tax Court $149 written by Michael Stuart J.D. M.P.A., Program Director at the Tax Law Institute, with foreword by James H. Chapman E.A. M.A. M.P.A. and introduction written by Judge John F. Dean, J.D. LL.M., former special trial judge of the U.S. Tax Court. And with chapter contributions from Joni Larson J.D. LL.M., law professor and former IRS litigator who "wrote the book" on Tax Evidence; and observations written by 2021 tax bar applicants, Rod Monger E.A. Ph.D. M.B.A. and Christopher Keleher M. Sc. Taxation  M. Sc. Mgmt. This soon-to-publish guidebook is a "must read" for any tax professional who is thinking about applying for admission to practice in U.S. Tax Court.

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If you prepare with us and do not pass the 2021 Nonattorney Exam then you may repeat the Program, at no charge, during the 2023 Testing Cycle.

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