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Tax Practice Standards

Total Credits: 2 including 2 Regulatory Ethics - Technical

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ACPEN Industry Institute |  ACPEN Tax Institute |  Tax |  Ethics |  IRS Approved
Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA
Course Levels:
2 Hours
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Please join us for a comprehensive discussion on standards that professionals must adhere to as tax practitioners.  We will be covering the major governing rules, such as Treasury Circular 230, the AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTS), the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and common law.  Also included will be case studies illustrating dilemmas faced by tax practitioners.

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Basic Course Information

Learning Objectives
  • Know the expectations for tax practitioners in serving clients, including the duty of confidentiality, competency and proper administration of the tax law.
  • Understand the practitioner’s obligations to disclose certain client information when representing them against the IRS.
  • Know the sources that govern tax practice, such as Treasury Circular 230, the SSTS, the IRC and common law.
  • Understand the common law standards of reasonable behavior and when a tax practioner may be subject to negligence or other types of common law causes of action.

Major Subjects
  • Treasury Circular 230
  • AICPA Statements on Standards for Tax Services (SSTS)
  • Internal Revenue Code (IRC)
  • Common law

Course Materials


Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA's Profile

Allison M. McLeod, LL.M., CPA Related Seminars and Products

Allison M. (Yee) McLeod, LL.M., JD, CPA, is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.   She received Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees from Baylor University, and a Master of Legal Letters (LL.M.) degree specializing in Taxation from the Southern Methodist University School of Law. Professor McLeod has also studied British and Art History at the University of Sussex, England. 

Prior to joining the UNT faculty in 2010, Professor McLeod held the position of Director of Tax Planning and IRS Audits for Lehigh Hanson North America, a major manufacturer of cement, aggregates and other building materials. Her practice included both federal and international tax planning. Professor McLeod also spent thirteen years specializing in Tax Planning with the JCPenney Corporation, Inc., and two years with Deloitte & Touche in Dallas.

Professor McLeod has taught at the university level graduate classes on Ethics, Tax Research, Multi-jurisdictional Taxation and Corporate Income Tax.   She also lectures in Financial Accounting and Individual Taxation on an undergraduate level.  She has taught at the UNT College of Law as adjunct faculty and works part-time at the law firm of Grable Martin Fulton, PLLC.   Since 2011, Professor McLeod has been honored to present live and on-line ethics CPE classes to CPAs across the nation.  She also serves as an expert witness in accounting malpractice cases and maintains a small private practice serving individuals and small businesses.  Professor McLeod has also taught at the University of North Texas College of Law as adjunct faculty.  She is currently serving on the Professional Ethics Committee of the Texas Society of CPAs.

Professor McLeod is licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1992 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1993.  


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Additional Info

Basic Course Information

Prerequisites None
Advanced Preparation None
Designed For This course is ideal for CPAs, EAs, or other tax professionals.
Original Recording Date 06/2022
Course Developer Allison M. McLeod
Date Added to Catalog 05/17/2022

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