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Speakers

MARK RIBAS is the President and Director of Pennsylvania Tax Institutes, Inc. He retired in 2012 from his position as an Internal Revenue Agent after 38 years with the IRS. Mark, a CPA licensed in the state of West Virginia, has taught the Land Grant University Tax Seminar for West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M University. He has also served as an adjunct professor of accounting for Fairmont State University and presented at several Tax Executive Institute and Working Together conferences.

SUSAN HARPER is also an officer of Pennsylvania Tax Institutes, Inc. Susan has over 30 years of experience at the IRS as an Internal Revenue Agent. Susan is currently serving as a Fraud Technical Advisor who specialized in examinations of abusive tax transactions prior to her current position. She has also instructed the Land Grant University Tax Seminars for West Virginia University, Virginia Tech, and Texas A&M since 2000.

PHILIP G. YAMALIS represents the IRS at educational and taxpayer outreach events working with tax professionals, payroll providers, industry and trade associations, small business owners, as well as in conjunction with other Federal, State and local government agencies. Philip’s responsibilities have included working with the practitioner community to increase awareness of Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions, as well as working with various Small Business industry organizations to promote voluntary compliance.  He is a certified IRS instructor, and represents the IRS at various practitioner CPE sessions in Western PA and West Virginia.