Monthly Meetings

Date:  February 28th, 2018, Wednesday

Time:  11:45 AM to 12:00 PM Chapter Business Meeting

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM  Speaker

Title:  Tax Preparer Fraud

Presenter: Ed Karass

Course Description:  A look at the least publicized type of tax fraud; fraudulent returns submitted by Tax Preparers.

Speaker Bio: Ed is a native of Maine. He relocated to Idaho in October 2016. He is currently the Treasurer/Finance Director for Middleton, Idaho and has held that position since October 2016. Ed’s career has spanned 35 years in fields of law enforcement, government, and private industry. His law enforcement experience involved investigation of property and financial crimes. His experience in government has been as an auditor/investigator for the Maine Department of Legislative Audit where he investigated suspected embezzlements to art theft, Finance Director, Director of Management and Budget, Director of Financial and Personnel Services, and during the last eight of his career in Maine State Government served as the State’s Comptroller. Outside of government Ed has run his own consulting practice specializing in troubled taxpayers, helping businesses design effective operational and accounting controls, and providing investigative support to attorneys.

Ed holds a BS in Criminal Justice with an Accounting Minor and an MBA with specialization in Finance.

He holds CFE and CGFM certifications and is an Enrolled Agent.

Avid fly fisherman, golfer and woodworker.

Prerequisites: None

Level of Knowledge Required: Basic

Advance Preparation: None

CPE Credit: 1.0 hour


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