IRS Liaison Dinner Meeting

CPAs, lawyers, IRS agents, and enrolled agents alike packed Berlin's Hawthorne Inn for the June 29 IRS Liaison Dinner Meeting, co-sponsored by the IRS, CSCPA, Connecticut Bar Association (CBA), and Connecticut Society of Enrolled Agents (CSEA). The two-hour presentation was followed with cocktails, networking, and dinner.

Speakers included Hyacinth Futo, Scott Reynolds, and Peter Jongbloed.

From left: IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison Joseph McCarthy, CSCPA Federal Taxation Committee Chair (and Whittlesey & Hadley, P.C. Senior Tax Manager) Sandra Pierog, IRS Revenue Agent Hyacinth Futo, IRS Criminal Investigation Supervisor Scott Reynolds, Executive Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Jongbloed, and Eric Green, J.D., an attorney with Convicer, Percy & Green, LLC.


The speakers meet prior to the event.


CSCPA Activities Coordinator Phyllis Roche helps a participant find his paperwork.


McCarthy talks taxes with members prior to the presentation.



CSCPA member Kathie Sumrow talks with Futo.



Pierog opens the presentation, welcoming the crowd of CPAs, lawyers, and enrolled agents.


Green introduces the first speaker.


Futo talks tax preparer penalties.



Reynolds elicits a chuckle from the crowd.


Jongbloed shares his experiences.





Participants peppered the panel with questions during and after the presentation!