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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated on the Panel "What You Really Need to Know if You Are Taking on a Criminal Tax Case" at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019 White Collar Practice Seminar in Philadelphia, PA

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated on the panel "What You Really Need to Know if You Are Taking on a Criminal Tax Case" at the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 2019 White Collar Practice Seminar at The Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia in Philadelphia, PA.

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Robert M. Russell was quoted in a Tax Notes Today article entitled "LB&I Campaign Will Target Transition Tax for Exam" on November 5, 2019

Tax Notes Today consulted Kostelanetz & Fink counsel Robert M. Russell for expert analysis of the IRS Large Business & International Division's latest compliance campaign. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Presented "Tax Controversies – IRS Practice Update" at the Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your Wealthy Clients AICPA Conference in Philadelphia, PA

Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Tax Controversies – IRS Practice Update" at the Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your Wealthy Clients AICPA Conference on November 18, 2019 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Megan L. Brackney Participated in the Panel Entitled "Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know" as part of the PLI’s Tax Strategies 2019 Program

On November 16, 2019, Megan L. Brackney participated in the panel entitled "Balancing Tax Planning, Advocacy, and Professional Ethics: The Rules that Every Tax Advisor Should Know" as part of the PLI’s Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions, Dispositions, Spin-Offs, Joint Ventures, Financings, Reorganizations & Restructurings 2019 Program. 

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Bryan C. Skarlatos Participated in the Panel "Ethics, When Are You Crossing A Line? Real Life Ethical Issues in Everyday Tax Practice," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation, Nov. 14, 2019

On November 14, 2019, Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the panel "Ethics, When Are You Crossing A Line? Real Life Ethical Issues in Everyday Tax Practice," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in San Francisco, CA.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated on the Panel "From the Experts: Tax Controversy and Tax Litigation ⁠– Civil and Criminal Tax Update" at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in San Francisco, CA

Caroline D. Ciraolo participated on the panel "From the Experts: Tax Controversy and Tax Litigation ⁠– Civil and Criminal Tax Update" on November 10th at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in San Francisco, CA.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in the Panel "From the Experts: Tax Controversies and Tax Litigation - Civil & Criminal Tax Update," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation, Nov. 10, 2019

On November 10, 2019, Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the panel "From the Experts: Tax Controversies and Tax Litigation - Civil & Criminal Tax Update," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in San Francisco, CA.

 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo and Robert Russell Participated on the Panel "What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About International Tax and Reporting and the Government's Enforcement and Initiatives" at the 2019 Meeting of the California Tax Bar

Caroline D. Ciraolo and Robert Russell participated on the panel "What Every Estate Planner Needs to Know About International Tax and Reporting, and the Government's Enforcement and Initiatives" at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the California Tax Bar & California Tax Policy Conference in San Diego, CA.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in a Panel Entitled "IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program and Updates on the Other Offshore Procedures" at the 56th Annual Hawaii Tax Institute on November 5, 2019

An analysis of the new and updated IRS voluntary disclosure program which covers
domestic and foreign cases. Also included will be an update of the other offshore
procedures (Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures, Delinquent Procedures
for FBARs, and International Forms); hands on practical advise on how the IRS
administers these programs; and how to get your clients through the process.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo Participated in the Panel Entitled "Caution Trustees - Beware of Unresolved Tax Liabilities of Incapacitated Taxpayers and Decedents; Ethical Considerations" at the Hawaii Tax Institute on November 4, 2019

Fiduciaries need to be aware of the potential for personal liability if distributions
are made to beneficiaries prior to fully satisfying tax liabilities of an incapacitated
taxpayer or decedent. Under 37 USC section 3713, known as the “Federal Priority
Act,” a fiduciary may be held personally liable for any distribution in contravention of the Federal Priority Act if the incapacitated or deceased taxpayer (i) failed
to file any tax return, (ii) failed to pay any tax, interest or penalties, or (iii) filed
inaccurate or incomplete tax returns. This session will discuss the Federal Priority
Act, actions that the fiduciary may consider taking to minimize its application, how
probate courts address these issues, ethical considerations, and what efforts can
be made to enable the fiduciary to receive a full release of personal liability.

 

 

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