Interested in training for your team? Click here to learn more

International Tax Compliance: Navigating Tax Implications of Cross-Border Activities

Reporting and Filing Requirements, Guidelines on IRS Issue-Based Examinations, Audits and Litigation

Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE/CPE webinar with Q&A

This program is included with the Strafford CLE Pass. Click for more information.
This program is included with the Strafford CPE+ Pass. Click for more information.
This program is included with the Strafford All-Access Pass. Click for more information.

Conducted on Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Recorded event now available

or call 1-800-926-7926

This course will provide tax counsel and advisers with a practical discussion of the tax implications, reporting requirements of cross-border activities, and issue-based examinations of foreign activities of individuals and companies. The panel will review complex international tax issues associated with cross-border transactions, navigating the compliance and reporting obligations, and guide advisers on how to avoid the assessment of penalties, additional tax liability and potential audits.


The IRS continues to aggressively assess penalties for failure to comply with the reporting requirements of individuals and companies engaged in cross-border activities. The IRS continues LB&I-conducted compliance campaigns focused on international tax issues, resulting in increased scrutiny of taxpayer reporting of foreign assets.

In light of tax reform, possessing an in-depth understanding of international tax rules and regulations will assist counsel and tax advisers in helping taxpayers maintain compliance and avoid IRS examination. A taxpayer's failure to properly adhere to reporting and filing requirements associated with cross-border activities and foreign assets can result in severe civil and criminal penalties.

Listen as our panel guides advisers on the most complex aspects of international tax compliance and the impact of tax reform, including FBAR and FATCA filing and reporting requirements, planning methods for cross-border activities, guidance on IRS issue-based examinations, and effectively handling audits.



  1. Tax reform impact on cross-border activities
  2. IRS protocol for issue-based examinations and guidelines for counsel
  3. Reporting standards and methods to avoid penalties, additional tax liability and ensure compliance
  4. Strategies for handling FBAR audits, opt-outs, appeals and litigation


The panel will review these and other key concepts:

  • Reporting requirements and methods for offshore compliance
  • An overview of the implications of tax reform on cross-border activities
  • Tactics in handling IRS issue-based examinations
  • Appealing penalty assessments, handling audits and litigation tactics


Dougherty, Alison
Alison N. Dougherty, J.D., LL.M., CPA


Ms. Dougherty specializes in U.S. international tax reporting, compliance, consulting, planning, and structuring as a...  |  Read More

Ellison, Antoinette
Antoinette L. Ellison, J.D., LL.M.

Jones Day

Ms. Ellison focuses her practice on the resolution of federal and state tax controversy matters. She has extensive...  |  Read More

Access Anytime, Anywhere

Strafford will process CLE credit for one person on each recording. CPE credit is not available on recordings. All formats include course handouts.

To find out which recorded format will provide the best CLE option, select your state:

CLE On-Demand Video