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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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The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 50% off to all interested registrants for Strafford's webinar, "Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance" scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 10:00-11:30 a.m. PT.

The IRS has been increasing its attention and resources to international and transnational tax compliance reporting over the past several years. Tax reporting of international accounts and activities can be complex, and failure to file foreign tax informational forms typically trigger more severe penalties than failure to file most required domestic tax informational forms.

Dennis and the other panelists will provide tax advisors with a detailed discussion of best practices for requesting abatements of IRS penalties due to failure to properly file required international information forms such as the FBAR, Form 8938, and Forms 5471 and 5472. The panel will discuss the current trends in IRS abatement and will provide guidance on drafting abatement requests.

For more information, please click the link below and make sure to include the 50% discount code before checking out!

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News Briefs from the Brager Tax Law Group #constantcontact
Check out some of my blog posts for the month of May! Please click on the links below to read more. 1. Failure to File Taxes? Expats can face a Customs Hold, Failure to File Penalty, and a Failure to Pay Penalty. If you are living in the United States it can be difficult to miss the numerous ...
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I was quoted in Accounting Today in an article titled, "IRS Issues New Guidance on FBAR Penalties." To find out what I have to say about the new FBAR penalties, please click below.
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Brager Tax Law Group Webinar
Do you have clients who have lived overseas? What about clients who were born in another country, and are now U.S. citizens or residents? If so, chances are they have investments in overseas financial accounts which should have been reported, but weren't. Those who failed to file an FBAR Form TD ...
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The Brager Tax Law Group is offering 50% off to all interested registrants for Strafford's webinar, "Streamlined Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: Avoiding Aggressive Enforcement Regime and Significant Penalties." 

The webinar is on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. PT. Dennis Brager will be one of the featured panelist at this event. He and the other panelists will provide counsel and tax advisors with the tools necessary to navigate the IRS rules and governing the extended 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Programs to determine whether clients are eligible for the less arduous and punitive streamlined programs. 

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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:

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I am happy to announce that I will be one of the featured speakers at the 2015 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum that is being held from August 11th through August 13th at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center in San Diego. The Primer on International Forms session is an introduction to the basic tax forms used for U.S. taxpayers with offshore financial accounts and assets. The seminar will also discuss the compliance issues that affect this group of taxpayers.

I will be speaking on August 11th from 9:05 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. and again from 3:50 p.m. to 4:40 p.m. Please come join me and see what I have to say regarding these international tax forms. It will be a very informative session both for taxpayers and professionals. Please click on the link below for more registration information. I hope to see all of you there!
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Please join us for a free one hour webinar June 11, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. PT on "A Brief Guide to Getting (and Keeping) Your Clients with Foreign Connections Out of Trouble, Including FBARS, OVDP, and Lesser Known Issues." The webinar will focus on:

1. Quiet Disclosures- Are they still viable?
2. The Do (Almost) Nothing Approach
3. Foreign Retirement Accounts
4. Cutting Ties with the U.S. (Not as easy as you might think)

Seats are limited, so sign up soon by clicking on the link or copying and pasting it into your browser:
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Please click the link below to read my newest blog, "IRS Issues New FBAR Penalty Guidance (SBSE-04-0515-0025)."
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I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking in an upcoming Strafford live webinar, "Streamlined Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program: Avoiding Aggressive Enforcement Regime and Significant Penalties" scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 10:00am-11:30am PT. Because of your affiliation with the firm, you are eligible to attend this program at half off. As long as you use the links in this email, the offer will be reflected automatically in your cart.

Our panel will provide counsel and tax advisors with the tools necessary to navigate the IRS rules governing the extended 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (2014 “OVDP”) to determine whether clients are eligible for the less arduous and punitive streamlined programs.

After the presentations, we will engage in a live question and answer session with participants so they can answer your questions about these important issues directly.

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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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