Chicago, IL: Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties

Jul 26, 2019 12:00pm -
Jul 26, 2019 01:30pm

Event Description


The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs presents:

 We are pleased to offer this program to the entire AAA-CPA membership for FREE via webinar courtesy of the Illinois Chapter! The live program will provide a free lunch and will be held at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.

Penalty Games: Reducing IRS Penalties


Presented by: Robert E. McKenzie

Program Description

Each day the Internal Revenue Service asserts millions of dollars in tax penalties against taxpayers. Many of those penalties are subsequently abated because of quality representation by experienced practitioners. This class will cover the basics of supporting reduction of IRS tax penalties. After this class, you should be able to substantially reduce many tax penalties asserted by the Internal Revenue Service against your clients.


Learning Objective

This class will cover the basics of supporting reduction of IRS tax penalties.  You will learn about:  

Reasonable Cause

Ordinary Business Care and Prudence

Internal Revenue Service Preferred Reasons for Abatement of Penalties

A practical approach to seeking abatement of penalties


After this class, you should be able to substantially reduce many tax penalties asserted by the Internal Revenue Service against your clients.


Date & Time                                                                    

Friday, July 26, 2019                                                                

12:00 p.m. - Registration, Lunch, & Networking

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Education Program



Live Program: Loyola Law School, Corboy Law Center, 25 E. Pearson Street, Suite 1401 Chicago, IL 60611

All local individuals (members and non-members) are encouraged to attend in-person




Loyola validation can also be obtained using one of the machines located in the lobby of Corboy Law Center. 


Click here for a map of the campus which includes discounted parking. 

Click here for a list of discounted parking lots available at the bottom, each with the discounted pricing available (which ranges from $8-$13).

Registrants, once they arrive at the lobby, may approach the AAA-CPA desk or security at the front desk to be allowed up.



NASBA-approved for 1.0 CPE credit in Tax; State Bar of Illinois 1.0 MCLE credit (pending approval) 


Free Admission

Admission is FREE for both events. 


Registration is available at or by phone at 888-ATTY-CPA ext. 2.

About the Presenter

Robert E. McKenzie has lectured extensively on the subject of taxation. He has presented courses before thousands of CPA's, attorneys and enrolled agents nationwide. Robert is recognized as an authority and media source on IRS and tax-related issues, and he continues to be featured in national and international news stories, including appearances on Dateline NBC and ABC's World News Tonight. This includes his analysis, which appeared in various publications, regarding the IRS' efforts to uncover the identities of U.S. citizens with accounts in banks offshore.


Prior to entering private practice, Robert was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Collection Division, in Chicago, Illinois. He is a partner of the law firm of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP in Chicago, Illinois, concentrating his practice in representation before the Internal Revenue Service and state agencies.

Additional Information

Delivery Method: Group-Live 

Program Level: Overview

Prerequisites: Anyone who has a background in taxes

Advanced Preparation: None
Who Should Attend? Attorneys, CPAs, Business Professionals

AAA-CPA continuing education programs are designed to meet the needs of Attorneys and CPAs and to qualify for credit both as CPE and CLE. Of course, the decisions of various state authorities determine the actual credit granted. There are no prerequisites or advance preparation requirements for this course. 


The American Academy of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (AAA-CPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:


(M)CLE varies by state. Though we are accredited for (M)CLE in PA they will not accept webinars  for credit. If you require (M)CLE in a specific state, please send a request to  prior to the program date and we will do our best to arrange for credit. Please note that most state bars will accept our Certificates of Attendance sent in by the attorney and NOT charge a fee. A general Certificate of Attendance will be made available for those professionals who feel the program satisfies their continuing education requirements and are able to self-file. It is the responsibility of the attendee to determine whether their state, discipline, or designation will allow one to self-file for a distance-learning program.  



Event Type:Chapter Meeting
Early registration ends on Jul 03, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Jul 04, 2019 and ends on Jul 25, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jul 26, 2019.
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