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Christopher G. Beck

cbeck@vacovec.com

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Christopher G. Beck, a partner, focuses his practice on domestic and international tax planning, compliance, and controversy. His practice includes advising businesses and individuals on the U.S. tax consequences of cross-border transactions, structuring business transactions, and advising domestic and expatriate clients on compliance issues relating to tax and information reporting. Additionally, he represents clients in civil and criminal tax examinations and audits, collection matters, and tax controversies at both the state and federal levels.

Christopher is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (B.A. 2003), New England School of Law (J.D. 2006), and Boston University School of Law (LL.M. 2007). While at New England School of Law, Christopher was the Managing Editor of the New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement.

Christopher is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar and the United States Tax Court. He is an active member of the Tax Section Council of the Massachusetts Bar Association and is a member of the International Fiscal Association.

Publications

Commonwealth of Massachusetts House Bill No. 4942: An Act Providing for Equitable Relief from Liability for Joint Filers of Tax Returns, enacted January 10, 2019.

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A Foreign Activity, Boston Tax Institute, Summer 2018 (with Patricia Ann Metzer).

“DOJ’s Offshore Compliance Initiative: If your clients haven’t come forward yet, now’s the time,” Mass. Law. J., Apr. 2014, at 16.

Penalties and Dispute Resolution Procedures, 67 Tax Notes Int’l. 853 (2012); and 66 IBFD Bull. for Int’l Tax’n (2012) (with Stephen E. Shay).

“IRS Launches Worker Classification Settlement Program,” Mass. Law. J., Jan. 2012, at 14.

Speaking Engagements

“Innocent Spouse Law Changes in Massachusetts,” Women’s Bar Association, Lexington, Jun. 14, 2019.

“Dramatic TCJA Law Changes for Divorce,” Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Nov. 6, 13, and 20, 2018.

“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, IRC § 199A, Qualified Business Income,” Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Jun. 5 and 19, 2018.

“1040 Tax Update,” Massachusetts Society of Enrolled Agents, Woburn, Jan. 3, 2015

“Update on FATCA, Form 8938, and FBAR,” Massachusetts Society of CPAs, Braintree, Feb. 27, 2014.

“Federal Tax Update,” Massachusetts Association of Accountants, Randolph, Jun. 4, 2013.

“Tax Implications of Divorce,” Massachusetts Bar Association, Boston, Jun. 7, 2012.