Ask the IRS - Live Webinar
Registration Information
November 20, 2020 | 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Live Webinar

Do you need clarification on an IRS regulation or process?
Join Maria BlakeInternal Revenue Service, 
Karin Gross, Attorney, Internal Revenue Service
and Theresa Melchiorre, Attorney, Internal Revenue Service
for a live Q and A session. Attendees will have the opportunity
to submit questions in advance. 

This session will NOT be recorded.

1 CE Credit

$40 Members

$55 General Admission

Register online (at the top of this page)
or by calling 212.889.5404 x 11. 

Email confirmations will be sent upon receipt of payment;
registration accepted only with payment. 

No refunds. 

Maria Blake has over ten years of experience with the Internal Revenue Service. She started at the IRS as an Internal Revenue Agent. Maria is also an adjunct professor at Florida Atlantic University in their School of Accounting Executive Program where she teaches Tax and IRS Practice & Procedures. Prior to the IRS, she worked in various aspects of financial services for over ten years. Maria is a Senior Program Analyst in the Small Business and Self-Employed Division responsible for the Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit and Non-Cash Contributions. Maria holds three graduate degrees including a JD, a LLM in Tax, and a MBA.

Karin Gross is a Special Counsel in the IRS’s Office of Chief Counsel. She is the Office’s subject matter expert on the charitable contribution deduction and the related appraisal requirements for tangible and intangible property. She is a frequent speaker on charitable contribution appraisal issues andworked on finalizing the Treasury regulations on qualified appraisals. Gross holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a graduate tax law degree from Georgetown University Law School. She is a member of the DC Bar.

Theresa Melchiorre is currently an attorney in Branch 2, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Income Tax and Accounting).  Branch 2 is responsible for the development and issuance of guidance such as letter rulings, technical advice memoranda, regulations and revenue rulings for the IRC section 170 income tax charitable deduction and provides technical support for matters in litigation.  Previously, Ms. Melchiorre was an attorney in Branch 4, Office of the Associate Chief Counsel (Passthroughs and Special Industries).  Branch 4 is responsible for the Estate, Gift, and Generation-skipping Transfer Tax areas.  Ms. Melchiorre attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA (BFA, magna cum laude, Photography and Art Education, 1988) and the Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, evening division (J.D., 1995; LLM in Taxation and Estate Planning Certificate, 1999).  She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars.  She is a licensed Pennsylvania auctioneer since in 1991 and conducts several auctions a year.  She apprenticed for her auctioneer’s license at Freeman’s Auctioneers in Philadelphia, PA.  She is a candidate member of the American Society of Appraisers and has completed the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice training.  She was a middle school art teacher in the Philadelphia School District and was an exhibiting member of the cooperative art gallery Vox Populi in Philadelphia, PA from 1988 to 1990.  


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