IMA South Bay Chapter

TAX Conference 2018

IRS and FTB Speakers - RSVP below today!

Date: Saturday, January 6, 2018, 8-12 Noon

Topic: Federal & State Income Tax updates 2017. 4-CPE

Location: Loyola Marymount University Campus

                1 LMU Drive Los Angeles, CA. 90045

                Hilton Bldg. (HIL), Rm. 302


Free Parking in Drollinger lot - please see campus map below. Please walk from Drollinger parking lot to Hilton Building HIL. Go up the elevator to the 3rd floor.


Fee: $45 (Couples $60, Students $10)

Make checks payable to: "IMA South Bay Chapter"  - and pay at the door please.


Includes: Muffins, juice and coffee (doors open at 8:00 a.m. Limited seating. So please RSVP below today its easy


8:00 - 8:30     Registration - Coffee and Refreshments


8:30 - 9:30                 Lila Fedler, EA   

Updates to California Tax Law

Taxpayers’ Rights Advocate’s Office,

Franchise TAX Board

9:30 – 10:10             Questions and Answers – 2 CPE


10:10 – 10:20           Break


10:20 - 11:30             Narina Bchtikian

Updates to Federal Income Tax

Internal Revenue Service – LA Stakeholder Liaison Field Office

11:30 – 11:50           Questions and Answers – 2 CPE

TAX Conference Speakers  

Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Office  


Internal Revenue Service 

Lila Fedler, EA


Taxpayers' Rights Advocate's Office

Tel: 916.845.7474 | Fax: 916.855.5674

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Lila Fedler is currently Technical Assistant to the Advocate and serves as a Franchise Tax Board spokesperson responsible for education and outreach efforts designed for taxpayer, business and the tax practitioner community. She is an Enrolled Agent with the Internal Revenue Service. Lila began her career with the Franchise Tax Board in 1980, and has a broad range of experience covering both personal income and corporation tax laws. She has experience as a Protest Hearing Officer, Auditor, and as an Audit Technical Specialist and Reviewer. In addition to more than 30 years of experience with FTB, Lila worked in the private sector as a Senior Manager of state and local tax practice.  Lila works directly with the Taxpayer Rights' Advocate to assure that the taxpayers have been afforded the protection of the Taxpayer Bill of Rights.    


Internal Revenue Service

IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division

Communication and Stakeholder Outreach



 Ms. Bchtikian is a Senior Stakeholder Liaison with the IRS Small Business/Self Employed Division and is currently assigned to the Los Angeles Stakeholder Liaison Field Office. Stakeholder Liaison serves as the primary IRS liaison to tax practitioner organizations throughout the country. Narina coordinates IRS participation at tax professional CPE seminars and instructs at many of these sessions. Prior to moving to Los Angeles area Narina was the lead for Pennsylvania Practitioner Liaison and Delaware Practitioner Liaison for Mid-Atlantic Area.


   Beginning her career with the Internal Revenue Service in 1988, she has been assigned to numerous general program areas concentrating on Examination, Technical Tax Law Issues, and Taxpayer advocate.


Narina is a graduate of California State University, Northridge.   

Last Year - 2016

IRS and FTB Speaker's PowerPoint presentation's are available for view/download below. "Select" to view/download.

IRS Presentation on 1/14/2017
IRS Powerpoint slide from IMA TAX Conference 2017
IRS Hot Topics IMA January 2017.ppt
Microsoft Power Point presentation [537.5 KB]
IRS Hot Topics 2017
List of IRS Hot Topics that will be covered during the TAX Conference 2017.
IRS- Hot Topics Outline.docx
Microsoft Word document [16.1 KB]
State of California - FTB Presentation Powerpoint slides
Actual slides presented on 1/14/2017
2016 FTB CA Tax Updates 12.20.16 .pptx
Microsoft Power Point presentation [3.2 MB]

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