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.
Michael Sardar participated in the panel titled "Reports Of Subcommittees On Important Developments" at the ABA Section of Taxation 2018 May 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 and Claire Taylor, Colvin & Hallett, Seattle, WA; International Tax Enforcement – Bruce Zagaris, Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP, Washington, DC and Joseph M. Erwin, Dallas, TX;
Michael Sardar presented "Handling The Sensitive IRS Audit: Who Gets Penalized And Who Goes To Jail" at the CPA Academy Webinar
Navigating the Internal Revenue Service audit process is already a difficult task. Handling sensitive audits that are likely to uncover significant income underreporting and deficiencies add to these challenges. This session covered strategies for minimizing the risk of such audits and guidance on how to determine when an audit may be turning into a criminal investigation, including the questions to ask and the signs to look out for. Issues of privilege and the right to assert a taxpayer’s 5th Amendment rights were also discussed.
Michael Sardar presented "Unreported Foreign Assets: IRS Enforcement, Consequences & Pathway To Compliance" at the CPA Academy Webinar
This session covered the IRS’s enforcement efforts in the area of unreported foreign assets and the consequences for those taxpayers who maintain unreported foreign accounts. Also covered were the different pathways to compliance for a taxpayer that has previously not complied with his or her foreign asset reporting obligations, such as the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. Finally, this session discussed the key issue of whether a taxpayer’s noncompliance was willful or merely negligent and why that matters.