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Caroline D. Ciraolo co-chaired the Enforcement & Criminal Tax Program at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference

Caroline D. Ciraolo co-chaired the Enforcement & Criminal Tax Program at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference, on March 5 and March 6, 2020. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in the Forum on International Tax Disputes, Surrey, United Kingdom on February 26-28, 2020

Each year the Forum's steering committee welcomes up to 44 senior tax directors and leading lawyers personally selected from renowned regional and national firms and corporations around the world. With increased transparency and information sharing amongst tax authorities, as well as use of aggressive techniques like criminal investigations and digital taxation on the rise, there is a greater need to keep up-to-date on developments in key jurisdictions around the world.

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in a panel entitled "Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, & Digital Currency Law," hosted by Rossdale CLE on February 26, 2020

The huge expansion in Bitcoin & digital currencies in states across the nation and globally has led to a significant need for attorneys proficient in the cutting-edge use of related legal and regulatory issues. The laws vary greatly and have been in flux with the proliferation of Fortune 500 companies, governments, and start-ups seeking to take advantage of this growing use of currency. The faculty for this seminar featured several leading authorities on the subject.

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K&F in the Classroom: Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties and Procedures at NYU Law

Drawing on their deep experience representing clients facing some of the most challenging and complex tax controversy matters, Kostelanetz & Fink partners Bryan Skarlatos and Megan Brackney have for years been bringing their expertise into the classroom as adjunct professors at New York University School of Law.

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Megan L. Brackney presented the webinar, “IRS Summons: Use, Scope, and Enforcement in 2020” for CPA Academy on February 20, 2020

The IRS has various methods of obtaining information from and about taxpayers.  In this program, attorney Megan L. Brackney will discuss the IRS’s use of summonses to obtain information from taxpayers and third parties, the scope of the IRS’s authority, and summons enforcement.  The discussion will include the IRS’s use of John Doe Summonses and Formal Document Requests.  We will also discuss taxpayer rights and defenses, including the assertion of privileges, such as attorney-client, work product, federally-authorized tax practitioner, and Fifth Amendment privileges.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati presented "Financial Crimes Enforcement, Compliance & Risk Mitigation" at the Bahamas Financial Services Board in Nassau, Bahamas on February 19, 2020

Washington, D.C.-based Kostelanetz & Fink partners Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati presented "Financial Crimes Enforcement, Compliance & Risk Mitigation" at the Bahamas Financial Services Board in Nassau, Bahamas on February 19, 2020.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Women in Tax" at Georgetown University Law Center on February 12, 2020

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Article about the panel entitled "Update: Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice," moderated by Caroline D. Ciraolo at the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in Boca Raton, FL

In the TaxNotes article entitled, "Justice Department Interested in Voluntary Disclosure Lies," Nathan J. Richman discusses the panel entitled "Update: Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice," moderated by Caroline D. Ciraolo at the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in Boca Raton, FL. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated the panel entitled "Update: Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice," at the Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in Boca Raton, FL on February 1, 2020

The Midyear Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation in Boca Raton, Florida offered individuals the opportunity to learn from leaders in taxation over the course of three days: January 30 - February 1, 2020. During the panel "Update: Tax Division, U.S. Department of Justice" on February 1, moderator Caroline D. Ciraolo spoke with Panelist Richard Zuckerman, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Tax Division, Department of Justice, Washington, DC, about updates at the Department of Justice's Tax Division. 

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Yoram Keinan participated in the panel entitled "Clearing Up the Clouds? Proposed US Taxation of Cloud Transactions, Non-Currency Tokens, and other 'Digital Assets'" at the ABA Tax Midyear Meeting on January 31, 2020

Kostelanetz & Fink partner Yoram Keinan participated in the panel entitled "Clearing-Up the Clouds?  Proposed U.S. Taxation of Cloud Transactions, Non-Currency Tokens, and other “Digital Assets” PLUS Key Policy Proposals affecting Crossborder Structures & Investments (OECD’s Updated Plan to Alter the Tax Nexus Consensus; Replacing LIBOR)" at the ABA Tax Midyear Meeting on January 31, 2020 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, FL, from 9:45-11:30 AM.

 

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