The Attorneys at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP continuously participate in numerous events nationally and locally, as well as host educational events for professionals at the New York City office location. Feel free to check our site frequently for upcoming events that the firm will be participating in and hosting.
The FBA Section on Taxation presents Albert G. Lauber of the United States Tax Court at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
An evening to socialize with the New York Tax community and meet Judge Lauber. Event is free - courtesy of the FBA Section on Taxation and Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP.
Bryan C. Skarlatos will chair the program "Nuts & Bolts of Tax Penalties: A Primer on the Standards, Procedures & Defenses Relating to Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties" at the Practising Law Institute
Why You Should Attend
The number of accuracy-related penalties assessed against individual taxpayers increased from 58,366 in 2005 to 553,184 in 2015. That is nearly a 1,000% increase over the past decade! Are there more bad taxpayers? Or, is the IRS just getting more aggressive about asserting penalties? Regardless of the answer, responsible tax practitioners must understand what triggers a penalty assessment and how to protect their clients and themselves against such assessments. Unfortunately, accounting and law school tax classes rarely focus on penalties, leaving practitioners to pick up the relevant standards and procedures from the trial and error of daily practice.
Megan L. Brackney will speak on the panel "Now That’s Aggressive: Reportable Transaction Penalties" at the Practising Law Institute
The panel will discuss the following topics over the course of the presentation:
• Now That’s Aggressive: Reportable Transaction Penalties
o Reportable transaction understatement
o Failure to report reportable transaction
o Material advisor penalties
• I Had To Report That? Foreign Financial Asset Reporting Penalties
o Undisclosed foreign financial asset understatement
o Failure to file information returns
o Foreign bank account report
Bryan C. Skarlatos will present "The Tax Man Cometh: The Criminal Tax Case" at the 2017 IRS Conference Workshop
What to Do When the IRS Shows Up? Join us on May 3rd at the New York State Society of CPAs as we follow the journey of Joe & Mary through the IRS Process. This full-day program will use a particular client's fact pattern to highlight the various areas of the IRS representation process and the opportunities and pitfalls for practitioners and their clients.
Bryan C. Skarlatos will present "Economic Substance, Judicial Doctrines and Legal Ethics" at PLI Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 2017
This three-day seminar has been designed to ensure that all attendees will benefit, from beginners to experts. The first two days will present a logical and comprehensive study of the basic framework and many important intricacies of Subchapter K, an area of the tax law that many believe can be understood only in its totality. The third day will focus on the application of partnership taxation to specific industries, including oil and gas, hedge funds and private equity funds.
The NYU School of Professional Studies Institute on Federal Taxation is designed for the practitioner who must frequently anticipate and handle federal tax matters. It provides high-level updates, practical advice you can implement, and in-depth analysis of the latest trends and developments from leading experts.
Who Should Attend:
Attorneys, Accountants, In-House practitioners and Tax Professionals at all levels who prepare for or handle audits, appeals or tax litigation, as well as those involved in planning and transactional work who could benefit from a better understanding of the implications of their work for audit defense.