Tiffany D. Bell Speaks on IRS State of Affairs Panel Hosted by Paragon Compliance LLC

June 28, 2023 | Press Releases

BUFFALO, NEW YORK – Lippes Mathias LLP today announced that Tiffany D. Bell, a member of the firm’s tax controversy practice team and partner-in-charge of the firm’s Clarence, N.Y. office, spoke as part of a panel presentation hosted by Paragon Compliance LLC titled “IRS State of Affairs: Ten Months After the Inflation Reduction Act panel.”

Bell provided insight from the tax preparation and reporting perspective while an enforcement and tax litigation perspective and a software and processing perspective were also provided. Other speakers on the panel included Brian Hedges, Paragon Compliance President and CEO, and Anthony Scinto, Partner at Mengel Metzger Barr. 

The panelists covered the following topics: 

  • An overview of the August 2022 Inflation Reduction Act, which promised an $80 billion boost to the IRS funding through 2030
  • Changes in the United States political landscape since August 2022 that may have influenced the projected $80 billion investment
  • Recent case studies and "war stories" illuminating the current IRS environment

Bell concentrates her practice in tax controversy matters including matters before the IRS and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance regarding individual or corporate income tax, information reporting, employment tax, and sales and use tax.  She assists clients administratively during income tax audits, Department of Labor audits, New York State sales tax audits, federal and state employment tax audits and trust fund recovery penalty matters, innocent spouse requests and defense, Foreign and Domestic Voluntary Disclosure Programs, Foreign Information Return compliance and defense, Employer Shared Responsibly Payment defense, tax collection defense, criminal tax investigations as well as individual and corporate tax litigation. During law school, Bell served as an extern with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel and as an intern with Buffalo Legal Aid Public Defender’s Office.
About Lippes Mathias LLP

Lippes Mathias is a full-service law firm with nearly 175 attorneys serving clients regionally, nationally, and internationally. With offices in Buffalo, Clarence, Albany, Long Island, New York, Rochester and Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; Greater Toronto Area; Chicago, Ill.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Cleveland, Ohio; San Antonio, Texas; Oklahoma City, Okla. and Washington, D.C., the firm represents publicly and privately-owned companies, private equity and venture capital firms, real estate developers, financial institutions, municipalities, governmental entities, and individuals.

Year after year, Lippes Mathias is proud to be recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, U.S. News - Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers and Chambers USA. For more information, visit

About Paragon Compliance LLC
Since 2010, the Paragon team has been crafting solutions to guide municipalities, schools, healthcare providers, manufacturers, and professional sports organizations to proactive compliance.


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