In the recent decision in United States v Edward Flume, the court cited a 2010 article on FBAR penalty cases written by Michael Sardar. The decision in the case to deny summary judgment to collect willful FBAR is part of a recent trend away from ruling for the government in FBAR penalty cases. Michael explored the issue further in a recent article in the Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure.
Michael Sardar presented "Offshore Tax Enforcement - Straight From The Horse’s Mouth & FBAR Strategies For Practitioners After The End Of The Voluntary Disclosure Program" at the AAA-CPA National Convention
The AAA-CPA is an organization comprised of individuals who have dually-qualified as attorneys and certified public accountants. Its mission is to provide its members with quality education, opportunities to connect and the professional resources to support and develop their practices.
Michael Sardar presented "Privilege: Trending Topics And A Practical Guide For The In-House Tax Counsel" at the Life Insurance Council of New York (LICONY) 34th Annual Conference
Mr. Sardar shared his extensive knowledge with those in attendance.
Michael Sardar presented "The Report Of The Offshore Compliance Subcommittee" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 Fall Tax Meeting
This meeting brought together the nation’s leading tax practitioners to discuss current issues, topics and legislation. This two-day meeting offered the resources and information needed on the latest developments, strategies and techniques to represent and meet the needs of your clients and take your practice to the next level.
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.
LIU Post's Civil & Criminal Tax Controversy Updates - 2018 was an annual event for private and government tax professionals to discuss current events and best practices in federal and New York State cases involving criminal and civil tax penalties and enforcement.
Michael Sardar participated in the panel titled "International Tax Enforcement Update" at the Hackensack Performing Arts Center
This year's update reviewed the life-cycle of an international tax controversy, including the most common errors on returns required to be filed by US Persons reporting foreign assets and income and the procedures used by the IRS to determine a liability based on foreign income, deductions, and assets.