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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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  • Brager Tax Law Group
    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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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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I will be a guest panelist for a Bloomberg webinar titled, “ 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 find out more details about:

1. The revised 2014 OVDP

2. The new Streamlined Offshore Procedures Programs,
the Delinquent Submission Procedures and the Delinquent
International Information Return Submission Procedures

3. Explore other methods used by Taxpayers to become Tax
Compliant with respect to undeclared offshore income
and undeclared offshore financial accounts and assets

Please follow this page to be up-to-date with Bloomberg's upcoming Tax and Accounting webinars: http://ow.ly/Jlo7n
Get the tax and accounting perspectives, analysis, and continuing education credits you need from governmental, regulatory, and industry experts in a format that works for you –...
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Click on link below to read my new blog titled, "Swiss Bank Credit Suisse Pays $2.6 Billion in Penalties for Aiding Americans in Providing False Tax Information."
Zurich, Switzerland-based Credit Suisse is the first global banking organization in more than 10 years to plead guilty to a crime. In May 2014, Credit Suisse pleaded guilty to conspiracy to aid ...
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Conversations between a CPA and his or her clients may or may not be shielded from disclosure to third parties. Whether the accountant-client privilege exists is a fact-specific inquiry where the fact that your disclosures may not have been confidential may not emerge until it is already too late. This is chiefly because federal law does not recognize a generalized privilege between accountants and their clients...
Conversations between a CPA and his or her clients may or may not be shielded from disclosure to third parties. Whether the accountant-client privilege exists is a fact-specific inquiry where the ...
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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!
Your HR and Payroll compliance and policy solution! Comply with federal, state, and international laws, find answers to your most challenging questions, get timely updates with email alerts, and more with our suite of products.
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US citizens, legal permanent residents, and other covered individuals have an obligation to file and pay taxes on all sources of worldwide income. If an individual does not satisfy his or her filing and payment obligations, he or she may be subject to penalties for a failure to pay taxes, the failure to file taxes, or both...
US citizens, legal permanent residents, and other covered individuals have an obligation to file and pay taxes on all sources of worldwide income. If an individual does not satisfy his or her ...
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I have been featured in Sputnik. Please click on the link below to find out what I have to say about The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and why there has been an increase with Americans renouncing their citizenship.
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Bloomberg BNA Webinar#constantcontact
Every tax practitioner who has represented clients for more than a few years has been approached by a scared client who has received an audit letter and who confesses that his or her tax returns were less than accurate. The failure to understand best practices in an eggshell audit can result in ...
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