Caroline Ciraolo was interviewed for the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) TaxCast podcast. Part 1 of her interview was posted May 15, 2020, and Part 2 was posted on May 31, 2020. During Part 2 of the program, Ms. Ciraolo takes a "deeper dive" into the types of tax professionals and government officials that may play a role in a client’s tax matters, the nature and risks of an “eggshell” audit, the scope of applicable privileges, best practices for vetting clients and managing an examination or investigation, and much more.
Caroline Ciraolo was interviewed for the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) TaxCast podcast. Part 1 of her interview was posted May 15, 2020, and Part 2 is due to post on May 31, 2020. During Part 1 of the program, Ms. Ciraolo discussed non-filers and the CARES Act stimulus payments, voluntary disclosure, streamlined filing compliance procedures, delinquent international information return submission procedures, and other compliance-related matters.
Chambers USA Recognizes K&F and Five Attorneys as Leaders in Tax Controversy And White-Collar Defense
“One of the Top Tax Boutiques in the Country,”
“A Deep Bench and a Stellar Reputation”
NEW YORK, NY (May 5, 2020) – Kostelanetz & Fink LLP is pleased to share that Chambers and Partners has recognized the firm and five attorneys in its 2020 USA Guide in the areas of tax controversy, tax fraud, tax law, and white-collar defense and government investigations. Chambers USA ranks the top lawyers and law firms across all the United States of America through assessment of a firm’s work and opinions from external market sources, with an emphasis on client feedback.
Caroline D. Ciraolo quoted in Tax Notes article entitled "Another District Court Weighs in Favor of FBAR Survivability"
In a recent Tax Notes article by Andrew Velarde entitled “Another District Court Weighs in Favor of FBAR Survivability, Caroline Ciraolo reacted to recent rulings on whether penalties for willful failure to file foreign bank account reports can survive the death of the nonfiler. As Caroline noted, the court’s remedial determination ignores a decade of practice in how the civil FBAR penalty has been imposed.
Caroline D. Ciraolo and Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Tax Notes article entitled "Texas Law Firm Must Comply With IRS John Doe Summons"
Caroline D. Ciraolo and Bryan C. Skarlatos were quoted in Tax Notes article entitled "Texas Law Firm Must Comply With IRS John Doe Summons,” regarding a recent Fifth Circuit ruling upholding an order “requiring a Texas law firm to turn over information on clients with offshore structures in response to an IRS John Doe summons,” according to the article.
Caroline Ciraolo and Jay Nanavati Selected as 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers in Areas of Tax and White-Collar Criminal Defense
WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17, 2020) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that partners Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati have been selected for inclusion on the 2020 Washington DC Super Lawyers list. Ciraolo, who was previously included on the list in 2018 and 2019, was recognized for her excellence in tax law. Nanavati, who was also listed in 2019, is ranked as a top white-collar criminal defense attorney. Super Lawyers describes itself as “a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.”
Caroline D. Ciraolo quoted in Tax Notes article entitled "Direct Deposit Portal May Be New Vehicle for Old Scams"
Caroline D. Ciraolo was quoted in a Tax Notes article, entitled “Direct Deposit Portal May Be New Vehicle for Old Scams.”
“There will always be those who seek to abuse the system, but I suspect that individuals caught stealing much-needed relief funds will face law enforcement determined to hold them accountable and harsh consequences,” Caroline D. Ciraolo, a former head of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and now with Kostelanetz & Fink LLP, told Tax Notes.
Ciraolo said she expects the substantial time and resources the IRS devoted to the fight against identity theft refund fraud, and the filters developed in that process, will be put to good use protecting the direct deposit information portal.
Caroline D. Ciraolo moderated and Brian P. Ketcham participated in the panel entitled "Criminal Tax Sentencing - Best Practices," at the Federal Bar Association's 2020 Tax Law Conference
The panel reviewed the latest sentencing statistics in criminal tax prosecutions and discussed best practices in connection with negotiating the plea agreement, calculation of tax loss, impact of forfeiture, dealing with Office of Probation and Pretrial Services, character letters, payment of restitution, sentencing memoranda, allocutions, witnesses, conditions of probation or supervised release, and designations.