Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled “From The Experts: IRS Representation Tools, Techniques, And Defensive Strategies – Civil & Criminal Tax Update” at the NYU 76th Institute on Federal Taxation
Tips from the tax trenches from leading tax controversy practitioners in an open discussion regarding pending IRS enforcement priorities and initiatives including the ongoing IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program / Streamlined Procedures re: FBARs and the Swiss Bank Program, effectively responding to IRS information document requests in the new enforcement environment, hot topics and enforcement priorities within the IRS Small Business and Self Employed Division and the IRS Large Business & International Division.
By: Sara Gilgore
New York City-based Kostelanetz & Fink LLP has launched a Washington practice.
The law firm opened in D.C. — its first office outside of Manhattan in 60 years of operation — at 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. It will serve as an extension of the firm’s government-oriented tax, regulatory and white-collar criminal work, said Bryan Skarlatos, its managing partner, in a statement.
Caroline D. Ciraolo participated in a panel titled "Tax Defense" at the NACDL 13th Annual White Collar Seminar "Defending The White Collar Case: In & Out Of Court"
With nearly 5,000 federal criminal offenses, and hundreds of thousands of regulations that can be punished criminally, the power of the federal prosecutor has never been stronger. Many of these offenses are vague on their face, others can be stretched beyond recognition, and nearly all are connected to the ever-increasing Sentencing Guidelines. Prosecutors are armed with broad charging discretion, and discovery rules that consistently favor the government. For those accused of white collar crime, this is their reality.
Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Examination Do's & Don'ts" at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2017 National Conference
The way you work with an IRS examiner can sometimes mean the difference between a no-change letter and a referral to the Criminal Investigations Unit. In this course, we walked you through best practices for guiding a client through an IRS examination, and common pitfalls to avoid, from the perspective of a tax litigation lawyer who has seen the results of examinations done right and very, very wrong.
Caroline D. Ciraolo presented "Conflicts Of Interest" at the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP) 2017 National Conference
Conflicts of interest arise in practice before the IRS all the time, and smart practitioners need to know how to spot and avoid those conflicts before it becomes a malpractice or a disciplinary issue. In this session, attendees learned about common conflicts of interest that arise in practice before the IRS, and the best way to avoid them.