Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the panel titled "Rocks - Partnership Representatives - Hard Places" at the New York State Bar Association Annual Meeting
How can “Partnership Representatives” carry out their responsibilities and wade through the numerous conflicting interests and privacy concerns in light of all the obligations and elections they may have under the new partnership audit rules, the partnership agreement, their own contracts with the partnership, fiduciary obligations, and most importantly, the professional responsibility and ethical rules? Would you want to be a PR?
Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in "Tips on Deciding Which Tax-Filing Status Is Best for You", The Wall Street Journal
For most taxpayers, the answer probably seems obvious. But for some, it can be surprisingly tricky to determine which tax-filing status will hold the most advantages.
The choices may involve more thought and number-crunching than might be apparent at first glance. A few issues may be important for some taxpayers to consider before New Year’s Day because of tax-law changes enacted late last year and other factors.
Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "Finding And Defending The Accused" at the 2018 AICPA National Tax Conference
The AICPA’s National Tax Conference, hosted in the heart of the nation’s capital and online, brought leading tax practitioners and key government officials together to present differing and shared positions for a thoughtful review of potential scenarios, tax priorities and a pulse check of the ever-changing tax landscape.
Bryan C. Skarlatos chaired the panel "Crossing The Line: Real Life Ethical Issues In Tax Practice" at the NYU-SPS 77th Institute on Federal Taxation
Mr. Skarlatos also presented this panel on November 15 in San Diego, CA.
Tax practice can be categorized into three different stages: tax planning, tax return preparation and audit/trial representation. Each stage has its own ethical considerations. This panel discussed the ethical issues that arise at each stage of the process.
Bryan C. Skarlatos participated in the panel titled "Exploring The Limits Of The Evolving Economic Substance And Business Purpose Doctrines And Related Ethics Issues" at PLI's Tax Strategies for Corporate Acquisitions Program
PLI's 2018 Tax Strategies Conference focused on the tax issues presented by the entire spectrum of modern major corporate transactions, from relatively simple single-buyer acquisitions of a division or subsidiary to multi-party joint ventures, cross-border mergers, and complex acquisitions of public companies with domestic and foreign operations, including spin-offs and other dispositions of unwanted operations.
Bryan C. Skarlatos presented "Ethical Issues for Tax Practitioners: Good Tax Planning, Aggressive Tax Advice, or Criminal Tax Evasion" at the 49th Annual Sidney Kess New York Estate, Tax, and Financial Planning Conference
Is that payment a gift or compensation for services? Is the expenditure a deductible repair or a capital improvement? Is the income ordinary income or capital gain? How sure do you have to be before you advise a client on issues such as these? Can you rely on what the client tells you or do you have to audit the client’s information?
Kostelanetz & Fink partners and attorneys participated in the American Bar Association’s Fall Tax Meeting in Atlanta Oct. 6 to provide their expertise on a number of hot topics in the field of tax law, including the ending of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, new partnership audit rules, ethical issues in representing spouses, and bank and international provisions in the 2017 Tax and Jobs Act.