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Usman Mohammad participated in the webinar entitled "U.S. Tax Reporting of Foreign Retirement Accounts and Other Foreign Trusts" hosted by Strafford on January 23, 2020

Usman Mohammad participated in the webinar entitled "U.S. Tax Reporting of Foreign Retirement Accounts and Other Foreign Trusts" hosted by Strafford on January 23, 2020.

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Michael Sardar presented "The Updated IRS Voluntary Disclosure Practice" at The Long Island University Tax Controversy Forum on January 16, 2020

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Problem Solving Day at LIU's 2020 Tax Controversy Forum was held on January 16, 2020

Representatives of the IRS Local Taxpayer Advocate and the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance were available to help tax professionals with unresolved tax problems.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo was interviewed for the "People in Tax" Podcast by ABA Tax Times on January 9, 2020

In S02E12, James Creech and Caroline Ciraolo discuss nationwide coordination of tax issues by the DOJ Tax Division, working in government, mentoring, and work-life balance.

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K&F Pro Bono Spotlight: Counsel Paul T. Butler’s Work with the Exonerees’ Tax Assistance Network

For years, wrongfully incarcerated individuals who received compensation for their time behind bars were required to pay income taxes on the settlements they received from government organizations responsible for their wrongful incarceration. Congress changed the law in 2015 to exempt exonerees from paying income taxes on civil damages, restitution or other monetary awards received as compensation for their wrongful incarceration. Despite the passage of the Wrongful Conviction Tax Relief Act of 2015, many exonerated individuals remain unaware of their right to a refund of tax paid on their compensation, much less the applicable filing deadlines.

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Christopher Ferguson presented the "Update on International Voluntary Disclosure Procedures" at the NYSSCPA’s International Tax Committee’s Annual Conference on January 30, 2020

An overview of the current options in place for those US taxpayers who have not complied with return filings and/or information disclosures, recent activities/focus by the IRS on enforcement, and traps for the unwary.

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Kostelanetz & Fink Elevates Christopher Ferguson to Partner

NEW YORK (Jan. 06, 2020) -- Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that Christopher M. Ferguson has been named a partner in the firm.  Mr. Ferguson joined Kostelanetz & Fink’s New York office in 2003 and is a key member of K&F’s team with extensive experience in white-collar criminal defense, complex commercial litigation, civil and criminal tax controversies and other regulatory enforcement matters.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo was interviewed for the "People in Tax" Podcast by ABA Tax Times on January 3, 2020

In S02E11, James Creech and Caroline Ciraolo discuss working at a tax controversies law firm, involvement in the Tax Section, and the Department of Justice Swiss Bank Program.

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Megan L. Brackney and Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in "What You Need to Know About Amending Your Tax Returns" , The Wall Street Journal on December 15, 2019

Common errors include neglecting to report all taxable income or valuable deductions and credits

Even with the increasingly widespread use of sophisticated tax-preparation software, it’s easy to make costly errors, omissions or both. 

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Sharon L. McCarthy participated on the panel "Mental Defense to Tax Crimes – Declination or Mitigation” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV

Sharon L. McCarthy participated on the panel "Mental Defense to Tax Crimes – Declination or Mitigation” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/The 9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV.

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