Miri Forster

Principal, Tax Controversy Services

KPMG LLP (U.S.)

Miri Forster a principal in KPMG’s Tax Controversy Services practice where she specializes in providing tax dispute resolution services to a broad range of clients in the financial services industry, including hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds, banks, and insurance companies. 

Miri has 20 years of IRS practice, procedure, and tax controversy experience. This experience includes:

  • Successfully representing domestic and multinational corporations, partnerships, and high wealth individuals before the IRS Examination and Appeals Divisions, using both traditional and alternative dispute resolution techniques (including Fast Track Settlement and Post-Appeals Mediation)
  • Obtaining penalty abatements and refunds, resolving IRS account issues, assisted clients with voluntary disclosures of inadvertent compliance errors, and advising on a broad range of IRS practice, procedure and dispute resolution matters
  • Representing clients with requests for private letter rulings from the IRS National Office, including 9100 relief requests for missed elections
  • Assistng clients with the implementation of the Centralized Partnership Audit Regime enacted by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) and the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (TEFRA) and their impact on IRS examinations of pass-through entities.

Miri regularly speaks on IRS practice, procedure, and dispute resolution topics affecting financial service clients as well as on international information reporting penalties and voluntary disclosures of inadvertent tax compliance matters. She also regularly serves as a local and national instructor for industry specific training events. Miri also serves as a chapter co-leader of NJ KNOW (KPMG’s Network of Women).

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