The Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium brings together leading academicians, practitioners and policymakers to explore pressing issues of U.S. tax administration. Topics include the expanded use of whistleblower powers to gather information on tax abuse, the IRS’s plan to expand oversight of tax return preparers, and the role of fairness and deterrence as principles in criminal tax sentencing.
The Symposium takes place on Friday, Sept. 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., in Room 101 of Villanova University School of Law (299 North Spring Mill Road, Villanova). This program is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5 substantive CLE credits and 6 CPE credits.
Panels and Speakers
Panel 1 – The Increasing Importance of the Whistleblower Provisions in U.S. Tax Administration
Examination of the IRS whistleblower law with emphasis on current issues and how the program could be improved
Panel 2 – The IRS’s Efforts to Regulate Unlicensed Tax Return Preparers
Exploration of the issues underlying the IRS’s plan to provide further oversight over previously unlicensed return preparers, including the legal issues facing the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in Loving v. IRS and the policy issues for and against increased regulation.
Keynote Talk: The View from the DOJ
Panel 3 – Criminal Tax Sentencing: Fairness and Deterrence
Discussion of the sentencing phase of criminal tax cases, focusing on principles of fairness and deterrence in regards to both the individual defendant and as to all taxpayers.
This program was sponsored in part by Post & Schell, P.C.
The annual Villanova Law Review Symposium is named for Norman J. Shachoy, B.M.E. ’58, J.D. ’61 who served as Editor-in-Chief, Volume Six of the Villanova Law Review. The naming was made possible through his generous support, along with that of his son N. James Shachoy J.D. ’86, of Villanova University School of Law.