Fraud referrals for collection-based tax crimes are on the rise as the IRS seeks to close the tax gap. This panel provided current statistics on, and review of, the tax crimes most likely to be encountered in collection, including willful failure to collect tax, fraud and false statements, and attempts to interfere with the administration of the internal revenue laws. The panelists also discussed practical approaches to handling civil collection cases with criminal implications and how to navigate a criminal collection case.
Moderator: Jonathan Kalinski, Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez PC, Beverly Hills, CA
Panelists: Caroline D. Ciraolo, Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, Washington, DC
Steven Toscher, Hochman Salkin Toscher & Perez PC, Beverly Hills, CA
David Zisserson, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil-Criminal Coordination, Trial Attorney, Criminal
Enforcement Section (Southern), Department of Justice, Tax Division, Washington, DC
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