Martha Patrick will present to Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants

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Martha Patrick, Burch & Cracchiolo shareholder and certified tax specialist, will be a presenter on October 22, 2011, for the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) as a part of their Phoenix Tax Workshop series. Patrick will discuss how to handle requests for electronic files, requests for taxpayer interviews, and dealing with sensitive and problematic issues during an IRS civil examination. Five other financial professionals will cover topics such as tax planning for year-end 2011, changes in the IRS code affecting documentation and other pertinent tax related issues for accounting professionals.

Certified as a Tax Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, Patrick is a member of the Tax Sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Arizona. Her practice deals exclusively with tax controversies, handling both civil and criminal matters. Patrick has over 20 years of experience serving clients in private practice.  She represents taxpayers involved in civil and criminal tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service, the Arizona Department of Revenue and other taxing agencies, from the inception of a tax audit, the administrative appeal and litigation before the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court, the Arizona Tax Court, and the federal and state courts of appeal. She also represents clients in tax collection matters, negotiating installment payment agreements, offers in compromise, voluntary disclosure and amnesty matters, and seizure and forfeiture actions.  Patrick has considerable experience handling levy enforcement and lien matters, currency violations and all forms of civil and criminal tax investigations.

Patrick is a peer review rated AV® Preeminent attorney who has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America in the field of Tax Law every year since 2008, Super Lawyers of the Southwest in the field of Tax Law every year since its inception in 2007 and Arizona’s Finest Lawyers since its recent inception.