Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled "The IRS And DOJ Continue To Prioritize Employment Tax Enforcement - Are You And Your Clients Prepared?" at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy Conference
For the last several years, the IRS and the Department of Justice Tax Division have focused their attention on employment tax enforcement. We’ve seen new notices and alerts to taxpayers regarding non-compliance, more field visits by revenue officers, an increase in worker classification audits, a surge in suits for injunctions and motions for contempt, and an escalation of criminal investigations into willful employment tax violations.
Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated a panel titled "Continuing Enforcement And Disclosure Issues Regarding Foreign Assets" at the ABA International Tax Enforcement and Controversy Conference
On October 27, 2017, Caroline Ciraolo joined an esteemed panel at the ABA International Tax Enforcement and Controversy Conference, including John V. Cardone, Director, Withholding and International Individual Compliance Practice Area, Large Business & International Division, IRS, Nanette L. Davis, Senior Litigation Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Don Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigation Division, IRS, and Charles Pillitteri, Assistant Division Counsel (International), Small Business/Self-Employed, IRS, to discuss the Continuing Enforcement and Disclosure Issues Regarding Foreign Assets.
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled “From The Experts: IRS Representation Tools, Techniques, And Defensive Strategies – Civil & Criminal Tax Update” at the NYU 76th Institute on Federal Taxation
Tips from the tax trenches from leading tax controversy practitioners in an open discussion regarding pending IRS enforcement priorities and initiatives including the ongoing IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program / Streamlined Procedures re: FBARs and the Swiss Bank Program, effectively responding to IRS information document requests in the new enforcement environment, hot topics and enforcement priorities within the IRS Small Business and Self Employed Division and the IRS Large Business & International Division.
By: Sara Gilgore
New York City-based Kostelanetz & Fink LLP has launched a Washington practice.
The law firm opened in D.C. — its first office outside of Manhattan in 60 years of operation — at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. It will serve as an extension of the firm’s government-oriented tax, regulatory and white-collar criminal work, said Bryan Skarlatos, its managing partner, in a statement.
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled "Tax Defense" at the NACDL 13th Annual White Collar Seminar "Defending The White Collar Case: In & Out Of Court"
With nearly 5,000 federal criminal offenses, and hundreds of thousands of regulations that can be punished criminally, the power of the federal prosecutor has never been stronger. Many of these offenses are vague on their face, others can be stretched beyond recognition, and nearly all are connected to the ever-increasing Sentencing Guidelines. Prosecutors are armed with broad charging discretion, and discovery rules that consistently favor the government. For those accused of white collar crime, this is their reality.