Background

Coming Events

See Anson & Ethan deliver “The Final Countdown: 10 Things You Should be Telling Your Clients” at the Georgia Tax Forum.  If you’re near Atlanta you can visit us on November 8, 2019 at the GSPCA Learning Center.  If you’re on the coast, you can join us in Savannah on December 6, 2019 at the Marriott Savannah Riverfront.

Anson will share a “A Time to Gain, A Time to Lose: A Federal Tax Update” with the North Atlanta Tax Council on December 13, 2019 at the Buckhead Club in Atlanta.

Check out Tax Talk with Art and Anson – an ongoing video CPE series with the Georgia Society of CPAs. Visit gscpa.org for details.

Articles

Give It Away Now-An Update on Conservation Easements, Charitable Deductions, and Substantial Compliance (Part 2)
By Anson Asbury, Frank Agostino and Ronald Levitt
The Practical Tax Lawyer, May 2019

While You Were Away: Tax Updates from the 2019 Filing Season
by Anson Asbury, Ethan Vernon & Art Auerbach, CPA
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, May/June 2019

Give It Away Now-An Update on Conservation Easements, Charitable Deductions, and Substantial Compliance (Part 1)
By Anson Asbury, Frank Agostino and Ronald Levitt
The Practical Tax Lawyer, March 2019

While You Were Away: Tax Updates from the 2018 Filing Season
by Anson Asbury & Art Auerbach, CPA
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, May/June 2018

Can’t Get There From Here: The IRS Travel Ban on Tax Debtors
By Anson Asbury
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum, September 2017

Anyone for Tennis? Technical Foot Faults and the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction
by Anson Asbury
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Real Estate Journal, July 2016.

While You Were Away: Tax Updates from the 2016 Filing Season
by Anson Asbury, Brian Gardner & Art Auerbach, CPA
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, May/June 2016

Understanding the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction (or Strawberry Fields Forever)
by Anson Asbury
The Federal Lawyer, March 2016

Through a Glass Darkly: Sophy, Voss and Statutory Interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code
by Anson Asbury
Bloomberg BNA Tax Management Memorandum, January 2016

While You Were Away: Tax Update from the 2015 Filing Season
by Anson Asbury & Art Auerbach
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, May/June 2015

R.S.V.P.: Late Responses Trigger Mandatory IRS Enforcement
by Anson Asbury & Brian Gardner
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, November/December 2014

Bare Allegations, Naked Assertions and Improper Purposes: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Summons Enforcement Matter
by Anson Asbury
The Federal Lawyer, May/June 2014

While You Were Away: Tax Notes from the 2014 Tax Filing Season
by Anson Asbury & Art Auerbach
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, May/June 2014

Schedule UTP Expands Its Reach for 2012 Filers
by Anson Asbury
Current Accounts, The Georgia Society of CPAs, March/April 2013

Schedule UTP: The Early Returns Are In
by Anson Asbury
Journal of Accountancy, November 2012

10 Tax Tips for Every Litigator
by Anson Asbury
Verdict: The Journal of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Fall 2012

Press

Anson responds to questions about IRS scrutiny of syndicated conservation easements in the November 25, 2016 edition of the BNA Daily Tax Report.

Anson comments on a Ninth Circuit decision affirming income deferral accounting methods for homebuilder Shea Homes in the August 25, 2016 edition of BNA Daily Tax Report.

Anson quoted in the August 17 edition of the Washington Post on recent changes to the home mortgage interest deduction for high net worth individuals.

Anson Asbury quoted on the application of substantial compliance in real property charitable donation case in the September 22, 2016 edition of BNA Daily Tax Report.

Anson was asked about the technical requirements of the law discussed in a recent Tax Court opinion on a conservation easement charitable contribution in the April 28, 2016 edition of BNA Daily Tax Report.

Anson was quoted regarding a taxpayer victory in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the charitable donation of a conservation easement in the February 8, 2016 edition of BNA Daily Tax Report.

Anson was interviewed in a feature article on reasonable cause for tax penalties in Tax Notes Today. The article considers whether the reasonable cause standard for a failure to file penalty should be reevaluated given the rise in electronic filing.

Anson was among three tax litigators interviewed by the BNA Tax Daily Report for a November 21, 2014 feature article on the continued viability of facade easements.

Speeches and Seminars

One for You, Nineteen for Me: A Tax Controversy Update, Dekalb County Chapter, Georgia Society of CPAs, October 22, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia.

Conservation Easements: The Law of the Land, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 10, 2019, Washington, D.C.

This Land Is Your Land: An Introduction to the Conservation Easement Tax Deduction, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 9, 2019, Washington, D.C.

The Administrative Procedures Act in the Era of Tax Reform, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation May Meeting, May 10, 2019, Washington, D.C.

Current Developments: Administrative Practice Committee, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Fall Tax Meeting, October 5, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Roundtable Discussion: The Conservation Easement Battle Rages On, American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Fall Tax Meeting, October 6, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

What’s New: Individual Tax Update for 2018, Georgia Society of CPAs Personal Financial Planning Conference, October 24, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Learning to Fly: The New Partnership Audit Rules, on at the Georgia Society of CPAs IRS Solutions Conference December 5, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Conservation Easements: Defending IRS Challenges, Overcoming Audits, Structuring Deed Language For PerpetuityStrafford CLE Webinar, September 13, 2018.

Into the Great Wide Open: An Update on Conservation Easements
West Georgia Society of CPAs, August 15, 2018, Villa Rica, Georgia.

Who Made Who? The Employee vs. Independent Contractor Distinction
Tax Law Section Lunch, Atlanta Bar Association &
Atlanta Chapter, GSCPA
, June 19, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Who Made Who? The Employee vs. Independent Contractor Distinction
Texas Society of CPAs, CPE Foundation Inc. & Houston CPA Society CPE by the Sea Conference, June 15, 2018, Galveston, Texas.

The New Partnership Audit Rules: Are You and Your Clients Ready?
Georgia Society of CPAs 2018 Tax Reform Conference, May 31, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia.

Who Made Who?: Defining Employee or Contractor for State Tax Purposes
Spring Accounting Expo of the Houston Society of CPAs, May 21, 2018, Houston, Texas.

Give it Away Now: An Update on Conservation Easements, Charitable Deductions and Substantial Compliance
ABA Tax Section May Meeting, May 11, 2018, Washington, D.C.

This is Happening: The New Partnership Audit Rules
Georgia Society of CPAs Georgia Tax Forum- Savannah, December 1, 2017, Savannah, Georgia.

Where Do We Go from Here? The Current State of Civil Penalties
Georgia Society of CPAs Georgia Tax Forum- Savannah, December 1, 2017, Savannah, Georgia.

This is Happening: The New Partnership Audit Rules
Georgia Society of CPAs Georgia Tax Forum- Atlanta, November 3, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

Where Do We Go from Here? The Current State of Civil Penalties
Georgia Society of CPAs Georgia Tax Forum- Atlanta, November 3, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

Tomorrow Never Knows: An Income Tax Update
Georgia Society of CPAs Personal Financial Planning Conference, October 25, 2017, Atlanta, Georgia.

Can’t Get There From Here: Passport Restrictions For Seriously
Delinquent Tax Debtors

American Bar Association 2017 Section of Taxation/RPTE Joint CLE Meeting, September 15, 2017, Houston, Texas.

Try to See It My Way: Technical, Policy and Advocacy Perspectives on the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction.
ABA Section of Taxation 2016 May Meeting, May 6, 2016, Washington, D.C.

FOIA & Obtaining Information from the Government in Tax Litigation
ABA Section on Taxation 2016 Mid Year Meeting, January 29, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

Conservation Easements and Preservation Tax Credits
Virginia Society of CPAs, December 15, 2015, Digital Rewind Conference

IRS Rules
Virginia Society of CPAs, December 15, 2015, Digital Rewind Conference

Through A Glass Darkly: Sophy, Voss and Statutory Interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code Bloomberg BNA Tax Advisory Board, October 2015, New York, New York

Understanding Tax Authority and Tax Positions
Georgia Society of CPAs, 2015 Business & Industry Conference, Atlanta

IRS Authority: Understanding Deference and Reliance
Georgia Society of CPAs, 2015 CPE Days: Dalton, Athens & Augusta

Social Media in the Internet Age
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Chicago, IL

Litigating Financial Products Cases
American Bar Association Section of Taxation Mid-Year Meeting, Houston, Texas.

Getting Ready for Busy Season 2015
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, January 22, 2015.

Introduction to the U.S. Tax Court
Georgia Society of CPAs, 2014 CPE Days: Macon, Valdosta & Jekyll Island

Obtaining Information from the IRS, Informal Discovery in the U.S. Tax Court
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Real Property, Trust & Estate Law, 2014 Joint Fall CLE Meeting, Denver, CO

Military Stories: Tax and Legal Issues for Military Families
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Washington, D.C. May Meeting 2014

Tax Season Kickoff IRS Update
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, January 23, 2014

IRS Issues and Audit Trends
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, October 31, 2013

Understanding DOMA 2013 Part II
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, September 9, 2013

Understanding DOMA 2013 Part I
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, July 30, 2013

How to Respond to and Deal with the IRS
Georgia Society of CPAs Live Webinar, June 2013

Tax Bridge to Practice, Using Social Media in Your Tax Practice
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Washington, D.C. May Meeting 2013

Tax Planning with Conservation Easements: Structuring Deals After Historic Boardwalk Hall and Other IRS Challenges
Strafford CLE Seminar, March 2013

Schedule UTP
Bisk Financial Accounting & Management Report, February 2013

State of the States: State Tax Planning in the Current Environment
Georgia Society of CPAs, Georgia Tax Forum, Atlanta and Savannah, November 2012

Tax Issues Impacting Military Personnel
American Bar Association, Section of Taxation, Washington, D.C. May Meeting 2012

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