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Todd Simmens, Partnerr, BDO Seidman, LLP to Speak at KC’s Event on It’s Almost June 30th: Do You Know Where Your FBARs Are? Live Webcast on 06/15/10

New York, NY, May 29, 2010 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Todd Simmens, Partner and National Director, Tax Controversy & Procedure, BDO Seidman, LLP , will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “It’s Almost June 30th: Do You Know Where Your FBARs Are? LIVE Webcast”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for June 15, 2010, Tuesday, at 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

Event Synopsis:

The reporting of interests in foreign financial accounts has been revolutionized in the past year and a half. From the unprecedented negotiations conducted by sovereign tax authorities over banking institutions to the IRS 2009 Voluntary Compliance Initiative to the Proposed Regulations, this revolution in transparency affects almost all taxpayers and their advisors. Join this 2-hour Live Webcast by The Knowledge Group where a panel of key thought leaders and experts will help you to get current on the unique overlap of tax and bank secrecy considerations that govern this subject. With the June 30th deadline for filing 2009 forms, join this event for a most topical discussion of the new – and old – rules.

They will discuss:

- The basic FBAR rules
- The state of IRS Voluntary Compliance Initiatives
- The Proposed Regulations
- The Filings Due June 30th
- Issues on the Horizon

About Todd Simmens

Todd Simmens is a partner and BDO Seidman’s National Director of Tax Controversy and Procedure. Todd focuses primarily on assisting clients in resolving tax disputes, Internal Revenue Service procedure, reportable transaction rules and penalty issues.

Prior to joining BDO Seidman, Todd was a member of the Tax Controversy & Risk Management Services practice of Ernst & Young, LLP. He also practiced law at White & Case LLP, where he assisted in the writing and production of Michael I. Saltzman’s IRS Practice and Procedure (Revised Second Edition). Additionally, Todd served as legislation counsel to the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on Taxation, as an associate with Blank Rome LLP, and as law clerk to U.S. Tax Court Judge Joel Gerber.

Todd is the co-author of Tax Management Portfolio (BNA) No. 648, Reportable Transactions.

About BDO Seidman, LLP

BDO Seidman, LLP is a national professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. Guided by core values including competence, honesty and integrity, professionalism, dedication, responsibility and accountability, for almost 100 years we have provided quality service and leadership through the active involvement of our most experienced and committed professionals.

BDO Seidman serves clients through 37 offices and more than 400 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As a Member Firm of BDO International, BDO Seidman, LLP serves multi-national clients by leveraging a global network of resources comprised of 1,095 Member Firm offices in 110 countries. BDO International is a world wide network of public accounting firms, called BDO Member Firms, serving international clients. Each BDO Member Firm is an independent legal entity in its own country. The network is coordinated by BDO Global Coordination B.V., incorporated in the Netherlands with its statutory seat in Eindhoven (trade register registration number 33205251) and with an office at Boulevard de la Woluwe 60, 1200 Brussels, Belgium, where the International Executive Office is located.

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About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. “We bring together the world's leading authorities and industry participants through informative two-hour webcasts that study the impact of changing regulations and help businesses succeed through proper regulatory compliance.” To contact or to register to an event, please visit:

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