Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "A Practical Approach to Tax Issues In Matrimonial Cases" at the NYSBA Family Law Conference

Some tax issues can be very complex. However, accounting for tax consequences in a matrimonial case can be relatively straightforward.

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Jerald David August presented "When A Tax Goes Unpaid: Understanding Fiduciary and Transferee Liability" at the American Law Institute

Unbeknownst to many beneficiaries and fiduciaries, when a tax goes unpaid by a decedent, the IRS can hold donees, fiduciaries, or transferees personally liable for the amount owed. 

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Megan L. Brackney quoted in Law360 Article "IRS Prepayment Demands Hurt Poor, Harvard Tells 2nd Circ."

By Bryan Koenig

Law360, Washington (June 29, 2017, 7:43 PM EDT) -- Harvard’s legal clinic for low-income taxpayers waded into a tax shelter promoter’s Second Circuit appeal of a $160 million IRS penalty on Wednesday, arguing in an amicus brief that a lower court ruling tossing his penalty challenge means that many poor taxpayers won't be able to contest their own liabilities in court.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "IRS Office of Chief Counsel Lecture Series"

Ms. Ciraolo delivered a presentation as part of the IRS Office of Chief Counsel Lecture Series.


Jerald David August presented "New Partnership Audit Rules and Their Implications" at the Portland Tax Forum

Mr. August shared his extensive knowledge with those in attendance.

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Jerald David August presented "Understanding and Planning for the New Partnership Audit Rules" at the 41st Annual American Institute on Federal Taxation

The presentation focused on the new partnership audit rules and proposed regulations and other guidance issued by the Treasury and IRS.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "A Perspective on IRS Virtual Currency Enforcement Action" at the Blockchain, Accounting, Audit & Tax Conference

This panel focused on recent IRS enforcement activities including the use of John Doe summons to get expansive customer records from a virtual currency exchange. John Doe summons are generally used to obtain information when specific taxpayers cannot be identified in an investigation. 

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Jerald David August quoted in the Tax Notes Article "Partnership Audit Transition Potentially Is ‘Tax Procedure Hell’"

By Nathan J. Richman & Andrew Velarde

The potential for court cases involving new and old partnership audit rules along with early opt-ins to the new rules and partnerships opting out “is my idea of tax procedure hell,” Tax Court Chief Judge L. Paige Marvel said June 16.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in the Financial Times Article "US intensifies fight against tax evasion by using data mining"

Agents pursue ‘leavers’ who moved Swiss bank accounts to other offshore centres

By Kara Scannell

US tax authorities are intensifying their efforts to find tax evaders and the bankers who assist them, deploying agents to examine reams of data collected from the Panama Papers, Swiss banks and whistleblowers.

The Department of Justice and Internal Revenue Service are tracing accounts shifted by Americans from Switzerland to other countries such as Israel, Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Michael Sardar spoke on the panel "Stepping Lightly: Practical Advice For Handling Ethical And Sensitive Issues In A Civil Audit" at the 9th Annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum

Unaccounted for transactions, unusual corporate deductions, and overly aggressive interpretations of the Internal Revenue Code are hallmarks of a sensitive-issue audit. These are the kinds of issues that keep practitioners awake at night. 

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