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NYCLA Taxation Committee October Meeting

On October 22, 2015, Vice-Chair of the NYCLA Taxation Committee, Michael Sardar of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, cordially invited attendees.  The meeting featured Department of Justice Tax Division Assistant Chief, Nanette L. Davis, as the special guest speaker.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos Presented at the 50th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, "This Isn't Just Whistling in the Wind: Representing Whistleblowers and Defending Against Them"

On October 21, 2015, Bryan C. Skarlatos presented at the 50th Annual Southern Federal Tax Institute, "This Isn't Just Whistling in the Wind: Representing Whistleblowers and Defending Against Them"

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Bryan C Skarlatos presented, "Aggressive IRS Audit Techniques - Tales from the Trenches" at ABA Section of Taxation 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting

On September 19, 2015, Bryan C Skarlatos presented "Aggressive IRS Audit Techniques - Tales from the Trenches" at ABA Section of Taxation 2015 Joint Fall CLE Meeting.

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Jerald David August Presented, "Planning for Single Member Entities and Hybrids" at 2015 Zicklin Tax Seminar Series

On October 20th, 2015, Jerald David August presented "Planning for Single Member Entities and Hybrids" at the Zicklin Tax Seminar Series.

The Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College offers Continuing Professional Education (CPE) tax seminars previously administered by Financial Accounting Practitioners. Through the Zicklin Tax Seminar Series, Baruch provides alumni and other members of the tax community with an opportunity to earn up to 24 hours of CPE in taxation over the course of three seminars.

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Megan L. Brackney Presented, "Fixing Common Tax Problems" at the 2015 Zicklin Tax Seminar Series

On October 20, 2015, Megan L Brackney presented "Fixing Common Tax Problems" at the 2015 Zicklin Tax Seminar 2. Through the Zicklin Tax Series, Baruch provides alumni and other members of the tax community with an opportunity to earn up to 24 hours of CPE in taxation over the course of three seminars.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos Mentioned in The Straits Times Article, "More Swiss banks ink amnesty pacts with US"

WASHINGTON • Once bastions of secrecy, 41 Swiss banks signed amnesty agreements with the US Justice Department this year, requiring them to reveal how they helped wealthy Americans cheat on their taxes.

The banks - required to disclose tricks they used to help customers hide assets, name bankers and middlemen who enabled them and detail the flow of untaxed money - have also prodded thousands of reluctant Americans to disclose accounts hidden from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

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Kostelanetz & Fink LLP Sponsored CityLaw Breakfast

On October 09, 2015, Bryan C Skarlatos presented "Aggressive IRS Audit Techniques - Tales from the Trenches" at ABA Section of Taxation 2015 Joint Fall CLE  Meeting.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos Mentioned in Bloomberg Article, "U.S. Chases Swiss Bank Secrets to Singapore and Israel"

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Dozens of banks signed amnesty agreements disclosing tactics, providing prosecutors with valuable information

At a rate of one or two a week, Swiss banks are doing what was once unthinkable: revealing to the world how they helped wealthy Americans cheat on their taxes.

Once bastions of secrecy, 41 Swiss banks signed amnesty agreements this year with the U.S. Justice Department that required disclosing the tricks they used to help customers hide assets, naming bankers and middlemen who enabled them and detailing the flow of untaxed money. They’ve also prodded thousands of reluctant Americans to disclose accounts hidden from the Internal Revenue Service.

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Megan L. Brackney Presented, "Ethics: Fixing Common Tax Problems" For ALI 2 day webcast

Megan L. Brackney presented an ethics-based course, "Fixing Common Tax Problems", on October 8, 2015, for the first day of the two-day ALI event, Handling a Tax Controversy 2015: Current Trends in Civil Tax Controversies and Litigation.

The trusted tool for tax practitioners, Handling a Tax Controversy 2015 provides insights and practical strategies on all aspects of handling federal tax controversies. The outstanding faculty - including U.S. Tax Court judges, current and former senior government officials, and top U.S. and foreign tax controversy practitioners - explores the following topics and more: 

  •  Current issues at IRS examinations and appeals
  •  Future of international information sharing
  •  Handling FOIA requests and litigation
  •  Current issues in TEFRA partnership exams
  •  Courtroom technology strategies and expert witness tactics
  •  Litigating FBAR and tax fraud cases in U.S. District Court
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Kostelanetz & Fink Partner Sharon L. McCarthy Inducted into American College of Trial Lawyers

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP proudly announces that Sharon L. McCarthy has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (“the College”), one of the premier legal associations in North America.

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