Matt Mueller To Present An ABA Section Of Taxation Webinar On Injunction And Disgorgement Cases

In the last two decades, civil injunction lawsuits initiated by the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division citing Section 7402 have risen significantly compared to historical data.  More recently, these suits for injunction have also included claims for disgorgement under Section 7402 and have been applied against not only fraudulent tax return preparation businesses but also against promoters of allegedly abusive tax shelters and other tax avoidance techniques.

Matt Mueller, Wiand Guerra King shareholder and former DOJ Tax Division trial attorney, will be participating in a panel presentation sponsored by the Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee of ABA’s Section of Taxation on August 15th at 1:00 PM EDT.   The title of the panel is “The Rise of Injunction and Disgorgement Actions under Section 7402 of the Internal Revenue Code.”  Among other topics, the panel will explore the current legal and enforcement landscape surrounding injunction and disgorgement actions under Section 7402 of the Internal Revenue Code in light of historical trends, Congress’s 1998 IRS reforms, the prospect of parallel criminal investigations, and legal developments in the SEC disgorgement context.

For more information and to sign-up for the webinar, please click here.