IRS Expert Witnesses
What is an IRS expert witness?
IRS (Internal Revenue Service) expert witness candidates typically have experience in forensic accounting, appraisal, business valuation, tax law, economics, and may be certified public accountants (CPA). An IRS expert witness must not only have the appropriate substantive expertise but should also possess the ability to explain complex financial issues and evidence to lay people, such as judges and jurors.
What types of cases require an IRS expert witness?
IRS expert witnesses can provide litigation support for cases involving IRS audit defense, perform forensic accounting services, and/or assist in tax abatement. Cases may be civil or criminal and require not only expertise but the ability to communicate findings for ease of understanding.
IRS expert witness case examples
Representing the plaintiff or defendant, Cahn Litigation Services is frequently called upon by leading law firm clients to locate expert witnesses to assist in tax and IRS matters. The firm has performed numerous searches for an expert to support IRS related projects, including:
- tax preparation fraud,
- reasonable administrative costs,
- tax evasion,
- tax credits,
- professional malpractice,
- IRS audits, and
- tax liability disputes.
What litigation support work might an IRS expert witness be expected to perform?
Litigation support by an IRS expert witness could include document review, research and authoring expert reports, providing expert opinions, depositions, trial preparation, and expert testimony in court. In a high-profile case, or litigation involving a significant financial stake, a law firm may request an IRS specialist or tax authority with prior expert witness testimony experience. In addition, the lead attorney may seek an IRS subject matter expert for pre-litigation consulting work.
Cahn Litigation Services has the experience required to turn a search for an IRS expert witness around quickly, providing the right balance of expertise and testimony experience.
IRS Expert Witness - Representative Bios
Please Note: All Cahn Litigation expert witness searches are customized to attorneys' precise specifications and preferences. Attorneys are encouraged to discuss search parameters with a Cahn search specialist.
The below expert witness bios represent a small fraction of those IRS experts known by Cahn Litigation Services. These bios are provided to give lawyers a sense of the IRS landscape.