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Tax Audits and Disputes

Stay informed about tax dispute issues and alternative dispute resolution options.

KPMG’s Tax Dispute Resolution (TDR) Services network is a team of experienced professionals from all areas of tax who work with clients to help prevent disputes before they arise and resolve those matters that are subject to challenge by the taxing authorities.



The New Centralized IRS Partnership Audit Regime

Effective tax years beginning January 1, 2018, a new centralized IRS partnership audit regime will transform partnership audits and the assessment and collection of tax, affecting all taxpayers that conduct business through partnerships now and in the future.

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Tax Dispute Resolution Quarterly, Fall 2017

This magazine aggregates hot topics, uncovers dominant trends, and offers value-added insight from our TDR professionals.

Articles featured in the fall 2017 issue include:

  • Practical analysis of IRS research credit directive
  • Accounting for uncertainty in income taxes
  • Tax Court rules no deduction for captive insurance payments
  • Highlights from KPMG International’s EMA Summit
  • U.K.’s anti-hybrid rules and “mirror legislation” status
  • Transfer pricing compliance in a BEPS world

Webcast Replay: 9100 Relief for Missed Tax Elections: What You Need to Know

This Webcast addresses the various relief opportunities for late tax election filing, specifically the section 9100 relief. Topics discussed include:

  • An understanding of 9100 Relief, including when it is available
  • The applicable requirements & procedures to obtain 9100 Relief
  • Misperceptions regarding the ability to obtain 9100 Relief
  • The various alternative late election relief procedures 
(Original airdate: September 12, 2017)

Webcast Replay: Understanding LB & I Campaigns

In this Webcast, Tina Meaux,  assistant deputy commissioner, Compliance Integration, Large Business & International (LB & I) at the IRS and Kathy Robbins, director of the IRS's Enterprise Activities Practice area, speak about the new approach to LB & I campaigns, providing answers to many questions on how they will operate and what a corporate taxpayer should expect.  

(Original airdate: March 7, 2017)

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Global Tax Disputes Updates

With tax audit activity rising in almost every country, keeping up with trends and developments is more important than ever. Staying informed can be a crucial first line of defense in managing your disputes.

View our Global Dispute Resolution & Controversy Services webpage here



Articles and Thought Leadership

Reorganized LB & I to Focus in 2016 on Risk-Based Audit Approach, Culture Shift - KPMG's Sharon Katz-Pearlman and Mike Dolan provide their insights on changes expected from the LB & I reorganization in this article, which appeared in the January 7, 2016 issue of Tax Management Transfer Pricing Report.

IRS Launches Issues Focus and Receives Penalty Recommendations from IRSAC - In the midst of an unprecendented era of budget reductions, the LB & I division has undertaken a radical rethinking of the way it will attempt to influence the behavior of large taxpayers.

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Video Library


3 Top Tips for C-Level Executives

Discover some tips for C-Level executives when faced with a tax audit or disputes.


Tax Dispute Challenges for Multinationals

Learn about the challenges that multinationals face when dealing with a tax audit or dispute.


Developing Trends and Issues

What are the recent trends and issues related to tax disputes within the United States and abroad?


IRS Update: Enforcement Trends

View IRS enforcement and examination trends from early 2015 and how they may affect large taxpayers.


Need to Know: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Sharon Katz-Pearlman reveals a wide variety of IRS related domestic and international tax issues.

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Sharon Katz-Pearlman

Principal in Charge, Tax Controversy Services and Tax Dispute Resolution Services, KPMG LLP

Email: skatzpearlman@kpmg.com

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Mike Dolan

National Director of IRS Policies and Dispute Resolution, Washington National Tax, KPMG LLP

Email: mpdolan@kpmg.com

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About the TDR Services Network

KPMG’s TDR Services network is a team of experienced professionals from all areas of tax who work with clients to help prevent disputes before they arise and to successfully resolve those matters that are subject to challenge by the taxing authorities.