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The Incompetent Authority: Questions and Answers (November 2019)

ABA Tax Times

In this column, Miller & Chevalier Member Andy Howlett, along with Guinevere Moore, a partner at Johnson Moore LLP, and Andrew Strelka, a counsel at Latham & Watkins, provide useful responses to your questions about the tax profession, including tax career, business of tax, tax ethics, and other tax questions with a touch of humor. In this quarter's edition, the authors discuss common mistakes made by tax preparers or other advisors when working with clients who are being audited by the IRS or other taxing agencies, and also provide advice on how to identify tax consequences for unique kinds of transactions when information is not readily available.