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Raul O. Serrano Jr, CPA

Raul O. Serrano, Jr., CPA concentrates his area of practice in the representation of all tax controversies before the Internal Revenue Service.

Since1986, Raul has helped many individuals and corporations in resolving their tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service in collection matters, examinations and in appeals. Also, Raul has served as a consultant to other practitioners in various tax issues, including criminal investigations by the Internal Revenue Service.

Raul graduated from Florida International University in 1982 with a Bachelor in Business Administration. Further, Raul has had extensive training in Tax Court and Internal Revenue Service practice and procedures. He has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1984, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), including its Tax Section, and of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and a member of its Federal Taxation Committee. Raul is a Past President of the Gold Coast Chapter of the FICPA; and since 2003, he has been moderating, on behalf of the Gold Coast Chapter, a monthly tax roundtable meeting for tax practitioners who bring their questions and problems for discussion at said meeting.

Raul is a frequent speaker before CPA's and other professionals in matters relating to tax controversies. The following are sample topics:

1. IRS Bluffs and Intimidations; and, How to Counter
2. Ways to Eliminate Taxes You Cannot Pay
3. Know Your Client's Rights Before The IRS
4. Appealing An IRS Decision
5. How to Protect Your Clients Against the IRS

Raul has also been a past presenter on tax matters at the FICPA statewide conventions in Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale.

Raul has also appeared live on the morning news of Spanish television station Univision, Channel 23, to discuss various tax topics, and he has also participated in live tax discussions on various Spanish radio stations.