Tax expert witnesses may be asked to assess various financial situations, as taxes are often at the basis of litigation resulting from issues with finance. Tax expert consulting may be sought out as a means of gaining insight into such areas as bookkeeping, real estate appraisal, film production, insurance coverage, international accounting, federal tax services, business valuation, personal property valuation, fraud examination, labor and employment law, auditing, real estate brokerage, financial reporting, estate planning, business law, trusts and estate law, and other disciplines related to taxes.
Because taxes are based in finance, tax expert witnesses often have experience as certified public accountants (CPAs), a field operating under strict regulatory compliance as a means of preventing accounting fraud and other forms of illegal activity. Taxes may become the center of a lawsuit involving tax rebates, tax resolution, torts, tax audit penalties, tax settlements, retirement plans, pensions, mutual funds, offshore shelter, estate and trust damages, 401(k) plans, and the internal revenue service (IRS), in addition to numerous other potential issues.
Many tax expert witnesses may be experienced with various business practices, as taxes may be highly relevant in business-oriented lawsuits. Bookkeeping within a business context may be investigated by an audit, which can lead to litigation if fraud is found within the records of financial reporting.
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