Trends in State and Federal Criminal Tax Enforcement

Event Description

Deadline to Register: November 12, 2019

Tax enforcement efforts at the federal level are continually underway across the country, including in Minnesota. Despite a trend of reduction in enforcement of federal tax crimes since 2010, earlier this year the DOJ’s tax division issued a statement that criminal tax cases, especially for filing false returns and deliberately evading paying taxes due, continue to be an enforcement priority. At the State level, the Department of Revenue regularly receives notice of potential state tax fraud and evasion through its Tax Evasion and Tax Fraud Tip Line. The DoR investigates these tips and regularly refers cases to county prosecutors to pursue criminal charges. Understanding of trends in enforcement and the types of cases that get investigated and referred for prosecution can help attorneys advise their clients and prevent them from falling afoul of criminal tax laws.


Lousene M. Hoppe | Shareholder in Fredrikson & Byron’s White Collar and Regulatory Defense Group

Sue Ann Nelson | Shareholder and Officer in Fredrikson & Byron’s Tax Disputes & Litigation and Agribusiness & Cooperatives Groups

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credits Applied 


Tax Law Section Member: Free
MSBA Member not in the section: $10
Non-MSBA Member: $20
Law Student: Free

Join the Section and attend this CLE and all other Tax Law Section CLE's for Free!
MSBA members who are not members of the Tax Law Section can join the Section for $27 and attend this CLE for Free and all other Tax Law Section CLE's.  Must contact Ashley Bollig at or 612-278-6353 to register under this option.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Pipestone Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States