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Michael Sardar participated in the panel titled "Choice Of Forum In Tax Disputes" at the 43rd Annual Tax Law Conference

2019 promises to be a key year for the tax bar. With landmark administrative guidance in the wake of tax reform, practitioners will be contending with fast-paced developments that will have immediate and immense effects. 

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Stephen A. Josey moderated the panel titled “The Taxpayer Advocate Service: What TAS Does And How It Can Help You” at the 43rd Annual Tax Law Conference

Panelists discussed the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) and how it can help you in your practice. 

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K&F Sponsored: CityLaw Breakfast: Jeremy Travis

On March 8, Kostelanetz & Fink cosponsored the New York Law School’s 160th CityLaw Breakfast. The event featured Arnold Ventures’ Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice and former president of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Jeremy Travis. Travis also previously worked as a senior fellow with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute where he launched a national research program focused on prisoner reentry into society.

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Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated the panel titled "New Developments In Criminal Tax Enforcement" at the 33rd Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime

This panel considered the ever-expanding role of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and its new specialized units in the investigation and prosecution of criminal tax cases, and offered practice tips for dealing with such situations. 

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Michael Sardar presented a CPE course titled "Representing Taxpayers Without Records For Schedule C" for the CPA Academy

This session covered issues that arise for the tax-preparer when working with clients who don’t have adequate records. Topics covered in this webinar included schedule C pitfalls, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), use of reconstructions and estimates, the Cohan rule, and the AICPA Statement on Standards with respect to the use of estimates. 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "What’s New In Tax Enforcement – Current Priorities Of The IRS And DOJ Tax Division" at the Rule Day Club

 

 

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Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Criminal Tax Enforcement: What Lies Ahead In 2019" at the Georgetown Scholars Lunch

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Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the webinar "Mastering Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Virtual Currency Law" for The Rossdale Group

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 features several leading authorities on the subject.

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Michael Sardar participated in the panel titled "Reports Of Subcommittees On Important Developments" at the 2019 ABA Taxation Section Midyear Meeting

Important Developments (Civil) – Sara G. Neill and Michelle F. Schwerin, Capes Sokol Goodman Sarachan PC, St. Louis, MO; Important Developments (Criminal) – Evan J. Davis, Hochman Salkin Rettig Toscher & Perez PC, Beverly Hills, CA; International Tax Enforcement – Bruce Zagaris, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington, DC and Joseph M. Erwin, Dallas, TX; IRS Investigations and Practices – Michael A. Villa Jr., Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman LLP, Dallas, TX and Eric L. Green, Green & Sklarz LLC, New Haven, CT.

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Paul Butler participated in the panel titled "IDRs vs. FDRs – IRS Tools To Discover Taxpayer Documents At Home And Abroad" at the 2019 ABA Taxation Section Midyear Meeting

This panel explored the rules and procedures the IRS uses to collect relevant taxpayer materials, as well as potential strategies for taxpayers in exam and future litigation to respond to such efforts by the IRS. This panel specifically addressed the use of Information Document Requests and Formal Document Requests and their respective implications in civil proceedings.

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