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Dennis N. Brager
Works at Brager Tax Law Group
Attended New York University School of Law
Lives in 11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 750
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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.

Education
  • New York University School of Law
    J.D., Law, 1975 - 1978
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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
Employment
  • Brager Tax Law Group
    Tax Litigation Attorney, 1987 - present
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11400 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 750
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Read my new blog post to find out how to win a $20 Starbucks gift card!

The IRS announced that effective Oct. 1, 2016, it will rarely conduct Appeals Conferences in person. More specifically, Internal Revenue Manual (IRM) 8.6.1.4 blandly entitled "Conference Practices," provides that ALL conferences will be held by telephone except under certain specific enumerated circumstances. Click the link below to learn what those circumstances are. 
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It's not too late! Click through the link to get half off tomorrow's webinar about IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance and earn CLE/CPE credits, but be sure to do it before 8am tomorrow. http://goo.gl/0G0nDP
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Join me for my upcoming Strafford webinar, 'Navigating the IRS Penalty Abatement Procedures for Foreign Information Reporting Noncompliance' on September 7th from 10am-11:30am PDT.
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The Panama Papers scandal is huge, but there could be more. Check out what Dennis has to say on Yahoo Finance about the Panama Papers being the tip of the iceberg for something bigger. http://goo.gl/FyRMOF
LOS ANGELES, April 18, 2016-- Dennis Brager, founder of the Brager Tax Law Group, warns offshore account holders that the Panama Papers, comprised of more than 11.5 million financial and legal records ...
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I was featured in a #Bloomberg article about Donald Trump' 2000's tax returns. Click the link to pick my brain. http://goo.gl/ZS2Yzd  #tax
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It is important to understand how to protect your assets from IRS seizure if you are struggling with back tax debt. Here are some tips that we can provide from our experience as tax attorneys regarding asset seizure. 
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Heading to San Diego from September 13-15th for the 2016 IRS Nationwide Tax Forum? If you are, be sure to drop by my "Fixing Missed Deadlines" seminar to learn how to mend deadlines in First-time Penalty Abatement (FTA) and Offers in Compromise (OIC).
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Think you might be tangled in your spouse's tax problems? Sign up for Dennis' upcoming Innocent Spouse Relief webinar to learn how to protect yourself and stay tuned for a preview of Dennis webinar! https://goo.gl/QABK1N
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Join me for my upcoming Lorman webinar, "Innocent Spouse Relief Rules and Regulations" on July 13th from 10-11:40am PST. Sign up to learn about the qualifiers to file for innocent spouse relief and earn CPE or CAC credits while you're at it. Click the link to sign up!
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Need an excuse to visit Washington DC? Come out to hear Dennis' speech, "Review of Notices of Determination-IRS Collection Due Process Hearings" at the 2016 ABA Section of Taxation May Meeting on May 6th from 4:30-5:45 pm ET! http://goo.gl/dUvJDg 
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Will your taxes cause you to do hard time? Find out here in the new article Chicago Tribune I've been featured in. https://goo.gl/iojbjR 
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I wrote a blog about Australian Superannuation Accounts and other Foreign Retirement Plans. Check it out here!
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