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.
Michael Sardar will present "Handling The Sensitive IRS Audit: Who Gets Penalized And Who Goes To Jail" at the CPA Academy Webinar
Navigating the Internal Revenue Service audit process is already a difficult task. Handling sensitive audits that are likely to uncover significant income underreporting and deficiencies add to these challenges. This session will cover strategies for minimizing the risk of such audits and guidance on how to determine when an audit may be turning into a criminal investigation, including the questions to ask and the signs to look out for. Issues of privilege and the right to assert a taxpayer’s 5th Amendment rights will also be discussed.
Megan L. Brackney and Bryan C. Skarlatos will present "Preparing For Witness Interviews" at the 2018 Audits & Appeals Seminar
The 2018 edition of TEI’s Audits & Appeals Seminar is designed to address the federal, state and transfer pricing controversy needs of the in-house tax professional community.
Megan L. Brackney will participate in the panel titled "Primer On Ethics And Circular 230 Issues For Young Attorneys" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May Meeting
(Ethics) A panel of staff members from the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility and private practitioners will discuss basic ethics issues for young lawyers and the sources of guidance that young attorneys should consult, including the ABA Model Rules and Circular 230.
Caroline D. Ciraolo will participate in the panel titled "The Gathering Storm: Grappling With The Impact Of Restitution Orders On Civil Tax Litigation" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May Meeting
In criminal cases involving tax counts, defendants being sentenced frequently wish to show remorse by paying the criminal tax loss prior to sentencing. These payments generally predate any actual civil tax determinations, let alone an IRS assessment. To allow the IRS to assess and collect an amount of restitution as if such amount were tax, Congress, in 2010, amended section 6201(a)(4). The result was that sentencing district court judges could now issue Restitution Orders permitting immediate assessment of the tax loss amount by IRS.
Michael Sardar will participate in the panel titled "Reports Of Subcommittees On Important Developments" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May Meeting
Important Developments (Civil) – Sara G. Neill and Michelle F. Schwerin, Capes Sokol Goodman Sarachan PC, St. Louis, MO; Important Developments (Criminal) – Evan J. Davis, Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez PC, Beverly Hills, CA and Claire Taylor, Colvin & Hallett, Seattle, WA; International Tax Enforcement – Bruce Zagaris, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington, DC and Joseph M. Erwin, Dallas, TX;
Bryan C. Skarlatos will participate in the panel titled "Life Cycle And Tax Implications Of A Cryptocurrency" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May Meeting
This panel will follow the life cycle of a cryptocurrency and the tax issues that arise at each stage including the formation of the entity issuing the token, solicitation of investors via a SAFT, token launch and acceptance on an exchange, and tokens held for investment purposes and used similar to fiat currency.
Caroline D. Ciraolo will participate in the panel titled "What's New In Criminal Tax?" at the Quinnipiac University 2nd Annual Criminal Tax Day
Our opening panel this year will update you on what is new with IRS Criminal Investigation, and what the IRS special agents will be focusing on in the coming year, including Crypto-Currency, Marijuana businesses and other enforcement issues.
Megan L. Brackney will participate in the panel titled "Dealing With The Undocumented Worker" at the Quinnipiac University 2nd Annual Criminal Tax Day
Businesses that hire undocumented employees have many issues, not the least of which are payroll tax problems, Department of Labor issues and immigration violations. Our panel will walk you through the issues and what you can do for your client before the IRS shows up, and what can be done after its agents knock on the client’s door.
Megan L. Brackney will participate in the panel titled "Bringing Your Client In From The Cold" at the Quinnipiac University 2nd Annual Criminal Tax Day
Many clients take either fail to report items or claim items on their tax returns that have no basis in fact. What do you do with the client who needs to clean up their issues before the IRS funds the issue? This panel will review options for cleaning up back tax issues, including amending tax returns and utilizing the voluntary disclosure program, and when practitioners should consider one option over the other.
Caroline D. Ciraolo will participate in the panel titled "The Plea And Sentencing" at the Quinnipiac University 2nd Annual Criminal Tax Day
As we wrap up our program things will come to a head with our tax preparer for sentencing. Join our panel as they walk you through issues surrounding tax loss, the plea deal, calculating the sentence and other factors the sentencing judge will consider when dealing with our Taxpayer.