Professional Standards

Protecting Privilege in ‘Work From Anywhere’ Era
The move toward remote or hybrid work arrangements is underway and irreversible

Even prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, tax functions were adapting and reacting to fundamental change and uncertainty. Whether the changes were brought about by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, by ever more aggressive positions taken by state and local auditors, by complex and burdensome reporting regimes, by novel taxes… Read more »


Sauce for the Goose: Standards Applicable to Taxpayers, Practitioners — and the IRS
The contention among the parties results not from a lack of reasonable standards, but rather from an apparent failure by some IRS personnel to follow those standards in practice and the relative lack of accountability.

The relationship between the Internal Revenue Service’s Large Business & International (LB&I) Division and its constituent taxpayers is complex, marked by alternating episodes of cooperation and contention. LB&I often invites taxpayers and their representative groups to participate in the agency’s critical self-evaluation and listens closely to suggestions and complaints. At… Read more »