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November 2007

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New Rules on Contingent Fees

With four exceptions, tax law prohibits contingent fees with regard to any matter before the IRS. Your tax advisor may charge a contingent fee to help you with1



an IRS audit of (or other IRS challenge to) your original tax return;


an IRS audit of (or other IRS challenge to) your amended return or claim for refund;


a claim related solely to IRS-assessed statutory interest or penalties; or


an Internal Revenue Code judicial proceeding.


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