The Attorneys at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP continuously participate in numerous events nationally and locally, as well as host educational events for professionals at the New York City office location. Feel free to check our site frequently for upcoming events that the firm will be participating in and hosting.
Sharon L. McCarthy & Antonio X. Molestina Will Be Recognized by the Fordham Law School Ferrick Center for Social Justice with the Spirit of Service Award
Sharon L. McCarthy '89 and Antonio X. Molestina '89 will be recognized at the Fordham Law School Feerick Center for Social Justice's 2019 Awards and Benefit Reception with the Spirit of Service Award.
The Law School established the Feerick Center in September 2006 as a lasting legacy of the school's Centennial Celebration. The Center’s establishment reflects the Law School’s long tradition of and commitment to legal education in the service of others and builds on Professor John D. Feerick’s contributions as Dean of the Law School (1982-2002) and currently as the Sidney C. Norris Professor of Law.
Caroline Ciraolo Will Speak on Panel Entitled "International Enforcement - What’s Old, What’s New and What We Can Expect" at 35th Annual Tax Controversy Institute on October 22, 2019
The Annual Tax Controversy Conference is the preeminent conference exclusively dedicated to tax controversy and tax litigation. The conference provides an open forum for distinguished presenters and panelists to discuss, and often debate, sensitive tax practice issues with an engaged audience.
Bryan C. Skarlatos has been selected to receive the 2019 Bruce Hochman Award at this year’s UCLA Extension Annual Tax Controversy Institute
The Bruce Hochman Award is presented each year to an individual who demonstrates outstanding proficiency in the field of tax law and best exemplifies the principals that personalized Bruce Hochman, renowned tax litigator and founder of the firm Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.
Bryan C. Skarlatos will participate in a panel titled "IRS Criminal Investigations - The Use of Big Data and Deterrence to Achieve Voluntary Compliance", at the 35th Annual UCLA Extension Tax Controversy Institute
The Annual Tax Controversy Institute provides an open forum for distinguished presenters and panelists to discuss, and debate, sometimes sensitive tax practice issues with an engaged audience. Highly regarded as a premiere annual industry event, the conference includes among its attendees leading tax attorneys, CPAs, financial professionals, and representatives from the IRS. We also welcome many of UCLA Extension instructors and students.
Megan L. Brackney Will Participate in the Panel "Anticipating IRS Audits, Controversies and Litigation Under the Partnership Audit Rules," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation, Oct. 23, 2019
On October 23, 2019, Megan L. Brackney will participate in the panel "Anticipating IRS Audits, Controversies and Litigation Under the Partnership Audit Rules," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in New York, NY.
Usman Mohammad will participate as a speaker in the webinar entitled “FATCA After Tax Reform: Form 8938 Reporting for Taxpayers With Foreign Assets, Integrating Latest IRS Guidance”
The webinar will provide tax advisers with a practical guide to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) reporting for taxpayers holding foreign assets. The panel will define reportable "specified foreign assets," discuss valuation issues, and offer thorough instruction on completing Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Assets. The webinar will outline how the 2017 tax reform law and subsequent IRS guidance changed the thresholds for reporting requirements.
Bryan C. Skarlatos Will Participate in the Panel "Ethics, When Are You Crossing A Line? Real Life Ethical Issues in Everyday Tax Practice," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation, Oct. 24, 2019
On October 24, 2019, Bryan C. Skarlatos will participate in the panel "Ethics, When Are You Crossing A Line? Real Life Ethical Issues in Everyday Tax Practice," at the 78th Institute on Federal Taxation in New York, NY.
Caroline D. Ciraolo Will Present "Recruiting and Retaining Women in Tax – What Does it Take?" to the Tax Section of the Federal Bar Association in Washington, D.C. on October 25, 2019
Caroline D. Ciraolo will give a talk entitled "Recruiting and Retaining Women in Tax – What Does it Take?" on October 25, 2019.
Caroline D. Ciraolo Will Participate as a Keynote Speaker in the Seminar "Paying U.S. Taxes in Canada: Are you caught on the borderline?" on November 2, 2019
Are you a U.S. Citizen, Green Card holder, born on U.S. soil or born abroad to a U.S. parent and live in Canada? Do you have financial accounts in Canada or anywhere outside of the U.S.? If you have never filed U.S. tax returns or are behind on annual tax filings or reporting financial accounts, you could be subject to significant penalties up to $10,000 (USD) per account, per year unreported.
Caroline D. Ciraolo Will Participate in the Panel Entitled "Caution Trustees - Beware of Unresolved Tax Liabilities of Incapacitated Taxpayers and Decedents; Ethical Considerations" at the Hawaii Tax Institute on November 4, 2019
Fiduciaries need to be aware of the potential for personal liability if distributions
are made to beneficiaries prior to fully satisfying tax liabilities of an incapacitated
taxpayer or decedent. Under 37 USC section 3713, known as the “Federal Priority
Act,” a fiduciary may be held personally liable for any distribution in contravention of the Federal Priority Act if the incapacitated or deceased taxpayer (i) failed
to file any tax return, (ii) failed to pay any tax, interest or penalties, or (iii) filed
inaccurate or incomplete tax returns. This session will discuss the Federal Priority
Act, actions that the fiduciary may consider taking to minimize its application, how
probate courts address these issues, ethical considerations, and what efforts can
be made to enable the fiduciary to receive a full release of personal liability.