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Dennis N. Brager
Works at Brager Tax Law Group
Attended New York University School of Law
Lives in Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
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Nationally recognized California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist and a former Senior Tax Attorney for the IRS; Founder of the Brager Tax Law Group. 30+ Years Tax Dispute Experience. IRS, EDD, BOE, FTB Problems
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Specialties include: Tax Litigation and Tax Controversy-- IRS, California Board of Equalization, Employment Development Department and Franchise Tax Board; Tax Fraud, Offshore Bank Accounts, FBARs, California Residency, Tax Audits and Appeals, Expert Witness Testimony
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    Tax Litigation Attorney, 1987 - present
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Although some people assume that tax law is boring, I have always found the opposite. Tax law touches every area of people’s lives – it affects careers, investments, health, divorce and many other areas. At the end of the day, if I can keep a good person from going to jail or I can prevent someone’s financial life from being destroyed, then I’ve succeeded in my mission.

I am a California State Bar Certified Tax Specialist and a former Senior Trial Attorney for the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel. I have been featured as a Super Lawyer in the field of Tax Litigation by Los Angeles Magazine. I have also been quoted as a tax expert, by Business Week, Accounting Today, the BNA Daily Tax Report, the Daily Journal, the National Law Journal, The Daily Beast, USA Today, Palm Beach Daily News, Money Laundering, the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Tax Analyst, and testified as an expert witness on Federal tax matters.

I have appeared on ABC Television’s Good Morning America show, Fox Business News, and TV One Access. I have also spoken before the California Continuing Education of the Bar, the California Society of CPAs, the UCLA Tax Controversy Institute, the California State Bar Tax Section, the Consumer Rights Litigation Conference, the California Trial Lawyers Association, the ABA, and the National Association of Enrolled Agents. I was a guest speaker at the University of Southern California and am frequently a guest on KFWB radio to discuss tax problems and tax controversy.

My articles have appeared in the California Lawyer, Daily Journal, Taxation for Lawyers, Los Angeles Lawyer, The Consumer Advocate, Family Law News, California Tax Lawyer, Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, and Journal of Taxation of Investments.

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  • New York University School of Law
    J.D., Law, 1975 - 1978
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Please click the link below to read my newest blog, "Attempts to Conceal Your Tax Mistakes Compounds Your Tax Problems Increasing the Risk of a Prison Sentence."
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Please click the link below to read my latest blog titled, "Four Family Members Who Defrauded IRS of More Than $5 Million in Payroll Tax Payments Face Prison."
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Please click the link below to read my latest blog titled, "OVDP can correct FBAR disclosure problems." 
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At one point, banking secrecy laws in traditional tax havens were considered to provide ample protections in concealing the identity of the account holder. Wealthy individuals, companies, partnerships and a variety of other entities utilized these secrecy laws to open accounts where millions of dollars of otherwise taxable income could be surreptitiously funneled away to a foreign jurisdiction. For decades, this was considered business as usual by some individuals and the continued viability of these tax evasion strategies was not seriously questioned.
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The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 25% off to all interested registrants for Bloomberg's webinar, "Offshore Voluntary Disclosure: A Brief Guide to the Various IRS' Programs and Other Ways of Becoming (and Remaining) Tax Compliant." Tune in at 10:00 a.m. PT on March 18th to be part of this informative webinar!

Please click on the link below to register and make sure to insert the code FIRMDISC25 to receive the 25% discount!
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News Briefs from the Brager Tax Law Group
Check out some of my blogs for the month of February! Please click on the links below to read more. 1. US Taxpayers: Beware of these FATCA and Tax Scammers. Tax scams have likely been around for as long as taxes have been collected. In light of the significant penalties, fines, prison sentences ...
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The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 25% off to all interested registrants for Bloomberg's webinar "Eggshell Audits- Keeping Your Client Out of Jail." The webinar will cover: 

1. Telltale signs if the revenue agent is considering referring a civil case to the Criminal Investigation Division.
2. Techniques the practitioner can use to minimize the risk if a civil audit will turn criminal.
3. What to do about the filing of current tax returns during an eggshell audit.

The webinar is on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. PT. Dennis Brager will be one of the featured panelists at this event. Tune in to learn more about eggshell audits and the potential consequences that come along with this type of audit. Please click on the link below to register and make sure to include the 25% discount code before checking out:

http://www.bna.com/eggshell-audits-keeping-m17179924366/ 
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I was quoted in CNN Money in an article titled, " You've Never Seen IRS Penalties Like These." To find out what I have to say about individuals with financial accounts in foreign countries, please click the link below.
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If you missed my participation in BNA's webinar on March 18th, the material is now available on the Brager Tax Law Group website. Please click the link below to view the material! 
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If you were to ask people about the things that they should do every single year, they are likely to mention visiting the doctor for a physical, taking their car in for preventative maintenance, and maybe even a tradition that the person spearheads every year. It is unlikely, however, the individual will mention their yearly duty to file and pay taxes. While taxes are due each and every year, they are typically something that we prefer not to dwell on, unless forced to. In fact, many people will not even consider taxes until days before the due date when the media is saturated with messages about tax filing. As tax attorneys we work to provide strategies that mitigate the risk or consequences of civil or criminal tax exposure. The simplest one is to file your tax return on time!
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I have been featured in New Avenue. Please click on the link below to find out more information about tax deductions.
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The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 25% off to all interested registrants for Bloomberg's webinar, "Offshore Voluntary Disclosure: A Brief Guide to the Various IRS' Programs and Other Ways of Becoming (and Remaining) Tax Compliant."

Please click on the link below to register and make sure to insert the code FIRMDISC25 to receive the 25% discount!
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