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Ayar Law launches tax resolution webinar for lawyers and accountants

Venar Ayar, lead attorney at Ayar Law, a law firm specializing in the resolution of tax problems for businesses and individuals, recently announced the Ayar Law Foundations in Tax Resolution webinar, in partnership with the Michigan Association of CPAs (MICPA). This 2-day, live, interactive webinar, to be held August 18 and 19, was created to enable tax professionals and attorneys to expand their practices by helping their clients who get in trouble with the IRS.

Ayar is well known among Michigan accountants and attorneys for his ongoing offer of free tax problem resolution advice. He has also been outspoken in his concern for taxpayers who are preyed-upon by tax resolution scammers on TV. The Ayar Law Foundations in Tax Resolution webinar is a natural outgrowth of both issues.

“I saw that some of my accountant friends were offering tax resolution services to their clients,” said Ayar, “and I know that more accountants, as well as attorneys, could also be growing their practices and helping their clients, if they get the right guidance and instruction. That’s what we’ll be offering in our new Foundations in Tax Resolution webinar.”

Webinar topics will include:

• IRS structure and how the audit process works

• Ethics, explaining what you are and are not allowed to do when practicing before the IRS

• How to resolve a case from start to finish

• Key resolution strategies like, “Offers in Compromise” and “Currently Not Collectible”

• Other resolutions, including “Installment Agreements” and “Penalty Abatements”

• Financial Analysis, including Transcripts and THS

• Establishing a tax resolution practice, including marketing and what to charge

For accountants, tax resolution skills are especially valuable, because they can help their clients while building their practice year-round, and not just during the tax filing season. Through Ayar Law’s partnership with the MICPA, webinar participants can also earn the education credits they need to maintain their professional standing in Michigan.


WMU-Cooley to continue online classes for fall 2020

As colleges and universities struggle with how to safely go back to class in person this fall, WMU-Cooley, with campuses in Grand Rapids and Lansing, Mich.; and Riverview, Fla., made the decision to continue teaching classes online for the Fall 2020 semester, while allowing limited in-person access on campus to take advantage of the library, high-speed internet, and quiet study spaces.

 WMU-Cooley faculty believe using innovative and empirically proven online teaching methods foster greater collaboration and community than would socially distanced in-person classes.

The law school's board approved lowering tuition for the 2020 fall class, while adopting more rigorous admissions policies.


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