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IRS Director Michael Chesman Discusses Ethical Standards for Tax Professionals

October 16, 2007

IRS Director Michael Chesman will urge tax and financial professionals to "do the right thing" at the 14th Annual IRS Town Meeting on Monday, October 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Bentley College in the Wilder Pavilion, Adamian Academic Center. The program is sponsored by the Bentley Law, Taxation and Financial Planning Department and the Internal Revenue Service.

Keynote speaker Michael Chesman, director of the Office of Professional Responsibility for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C., will present Do the Right Thing: Recent Developments Under Circular 230 and How the Office of Professional Responsibility Can Help You Meet Your Obligations Under Circular 230.

According to the IRS, Circular 230 (issued by the Treasury Department) is applicable to attorneys, accountants and other tax professionals who practice before the IRS. It is intended to help maintain public confidence by ensuring that tax professionals do not provide inadequate advice, and increase transparency by requiring tax professionals to make disclosures if the advice is incomplete.

Program includes four panels:

Navigating Retirement Plans: From Guidance to Compliance with Tools to Keep You on the Right Course

Tax Gap: What is the IRS Doing to Resolve the Problem?

IRS: A Partner in the U.S. National Anti-Money Laundering Strategy

Partnering in Tax Administration: Massachusetts Department of Revenue and Internal Revenue Service

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Participants who complete the seminar receive 8.0 CPE credit hours or .8 CEUs. For meeting agenda information, call 781.891.3198. For registration information, call 781.891.2549. A fee of $175 includes handout materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Directions to Bentley are available at


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