Trusts and Estates

Season 1, Episode 12: The Audit Process: A conversation with former IRS Estate and Gift Tax Attorneys

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Our guests for this episode are two former IRS Estate and Gift Tax Attorneys, Eva Wolf and Michael Perlmutter. Eva and Michael will discuss the general audit process for Estate and Gift Tax returns. They will also cover common mistakes made based on their extensive experience in auditing hundreds of these returns.

About Our Guests:

Eva Wolf is currently a Senior Attorney in the Passthroughs & Special Industries division of the IRS Associate Office of Chief Counsel, where she advises IRS examination groups and taxpayers regarding the correct interpretation and application of federal transfer tax laws, in part by writing Treasury Regulations, PLRs, and CCAs. At the beginning of her legal career, she worked in the IRS Estate & Gift Tax division as an estate tax attorney. She then moved to private practice and, until a year and a half ago, she was a partner at Withers Bergman, and prior to that she was a partner at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp – both in their Los Angeles offices. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Loyola Law School, where she teaches Estate & Gift Tax. She can be reached at: (202) 317-3893

Michael Perlmutter is a licensed attorney, CPA and Valuation Specialist at Perlmutter Law and Valuation, Inc. Michael is an experienced valuation expert with an extensive 27-year career at the Internal Revenue Service as an Estate Tax Attorney, Revenue Agent and Valuation Specialist. His IRS career provided invaluable exposure to complex valuation issues involving a multitude of different assets. Michael has written IRS valuation related training materials, taught and mentored IRS attorneys, is a frequent presenter at seminars, and is also an instructor at UCLA Extension. He can be reached at:

About Our Host:
 Host Anna Soliman is Trust Counsel and Managing Director for Fiduciary Trust International of California out of the Los Angeles Office. Prior to joining Fiduciary Trust International, Anna was an estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service and also worked in private practice, specializing in estate planning and trust administration for ultrahigh net worth individuals.  She is also a TEXCOM member and is involved with the Fiduciary Income Tax Section of the American Bar Association.  

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