Michael Sardar presented "Offshore Compliance Subcommittee Of The ABA’s Committee On Civil And Criminal Tax Penalties Report" at the 2018 ABA Taxation Section Midyear Meeting in San Diego, CA
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Michael Sardar quoted in "IRS, State Department Passport Denial Program Set To Roll Out," Bloomberg Law
The IRS and the State Department are preparing to implement 2015 tax law changes that will allow the government to revoke or deny passports to individuals with seriously delinquent tax debt. About 270,000 taxpayers fall into this category.
In the article, Sardar expresses doubt that the changes will promote voluntary tax compliance.
“Taxpayers that don't pay their taxes usually don't do so, not because they don't want to, but because they have an issue. Will it get you compliance, now that there's more pressure points? Perhaps on the margins,” Sardar said. “But there's generally still a lack of ability to pay.”
Michael Sardar presented "The Triple Threat: Tax Penalties, Foreign Asset Reporting Penalties, And The Mighty FBAR Penalty" at the Zicklin Tax Seminar Series
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