September Monthly Meeting
Topic: Tax Collections With Barbara Heggie
When: Sept. 17, 2020 at 5PM-7PM
Where: Via Zoom
The New England EA pro bono panel is a model for the rest of the country to follow. EA’s have the chance to change someone’s life forever and will work under the guidance and tutelage of tax attorneys, law professors and clinic directors. The practical experience allows EA’s to gain experience without making their clients the guinea pig.
All participating agree to be part of the New England EA Pro Bono Panel – supporting Low Income Tax Clinics in Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. With the support and guidance of tax attorneys, law professors and clinic staff, EA’s work one representation case that will be unlike any other ever seen. Expand your tool kit with this practical real-life experience.
Attendees will earn 2 IRS CPE credits.
*MaSEA members, please use the email address that was used to create your NAEA membership to ensure that you receive the membership discounted price.*
Topics To Be Covered:
Assessment: “Are we in Collections?”
Notice Stream:“When should we panic?”
Liens: “Are they going to take our house?”
Levies: “Are they going to take our money?”
Collection DueProcess: “What can we do?”
Full Payment:“Do we have to pay right now?”
InstallmentAgreement: “Can we pay it off slowly?”
Offer inCompromise: “What if we can’t pay it all off?”
UncollectibleStatus: “What if we can’t pay any of it?”
Bankruptcy: “Can bankruptcy take care of this?”
About Our Speaker: Barbara Heggie
Attorney Barbara Heggie took the position of coordinator and staff attorney for the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Low-Income Taxpayer Project in October 2012. Her work focuses primarily on federal tax controversy representation, including collections cases, audits, innocent spouse requests, identity theft, and worker classification. In addition, she teaches the basics of the American tax system to New Hampshire residents who speak English as a second language. Prior to her tax clinic work, she practiced family-based immigration law, taught at University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, and clerked for Justice William R. Johnson on the New Hampshire Supreme Court. She has also earned certification as a family mediator and served as a contract brief writer for the New Hampshire Department of Justice and a number of private attorneys. More recently, she worked as Volunteer Attorney Coordinator at Legal Advice & Referral Center in Concord, New Hampshire, then took her current position with the New Hampshire Bar Association. Ms. Heggie is a graduate of Duke University School of Law and Bryn Mawr College.
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