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The Due Process Protections Act of 2020 – Judicial Oversight for Federal Prosecutors by SANDRA BROWN

The Due Process Protections Act (DPPA)[i], was signed into law and became effective October 21, 2020.  The DPPA effectively provides federal judges with greater supervisory authority over the federal government’s disclosure of exculpatory evidence in criminal prosecutions. A prosecutor’s obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence to the defense after charging a defendant with a federal crime […] Read More…

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Save the Date – USC Gould School of Law 2021 Tax Institute – January 25-27, 2021

We hope you are all staying healthy and safe. It has been challenging year—but it looks as if we are starting to turn the corner. Please join us Monday through Wednesday, January 25-27, 2021 for the USC Gould School of Law 2021 Virtual Tax Institute. This year’s Institute has a stellar line up of tax […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, DENNIS PEREZ and MICHEL STEIN to Speak on Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Dennis Perez and Michel Stein will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar, “Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals” on Thursday, December 17, 2020, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PST). Steve, Dennis and Michel will be speaking on important practice and procedural issues facing practitioners, including IRS priorities and the […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, MICHEL STEIN and ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak on Federal and State Tax Residency Rules: Latest IRS Examination Guidance and Navigating State Tax Regulations

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Michel Stein and Robert Horwitz will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “Federal and State Tax Residency Rules: Latest IRS Examination Guidance and Navigating State Tax Regulations” on Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 1:50 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. (EST) | 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (PST). This […] Read More…

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EVAN DAVIS to Speak on What to Do When the Feds Come Knocking: The Do’s and Don’ts

We are pleased to announce that Evan Davis will be speaking at the upcoming LACBA webinar, “What to Do When the Feds Come Knocking: The Do’s and Don’ts” on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (PST). Many industries are now regulated by government agencies.  Even companies not in heavily-regulated industries face the real […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, DENNIS PEREZ and MICHEL STEIN to Speak on Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Dennis Perez and Michel Stein will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar, “Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals” on Monday, December 7, 2020, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PST). Steve, Dennis and Michel will be speaking on important practice and procedural issues facing practitioners, including IRS priorities and the […] Read More…

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Saved by Beard—Taxpayer’s Return Was Timely, by ROBERT S. HORWITZ

I don’t mean the Seinfeld episode “The Beard” or the San Francisco Giants’ former closer, Brian “The Beard” Wilson.  I mean the Beard test for determining whether information provided the IRS constitutes a tax return.  Fowler v. Commissioner, 155 T.C. No. 7 (Sept. 9, 2020), involved the question of whether a Form 1040 electronically filed […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, DENNIS PEREZ and MICHEL STEIN to Speak on Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Dennis Perez and Michel Stein will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar, “Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals” on Monday, November 30, 2020, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (PST). Steve, Dennis and Michel will be speaking on important practice and procedural issues facing practitioners, including IRS priorities and the […] Read More…

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MICHEL STEIN, ROBERT HORWITZ and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak on BBA Audit Procedures for Tax Counsel: IRS Enforcement Actions, Pitfalls to Avoid, Successor Liability, and More

We are pleased to announce that Michel Stein, Robert Horwitz and Jonathan Kalinski will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar, “BBA Audit Procedures for Tax Counsel: IRS Enforcement Actions, Pitfalls to Avoid, Successor Liability, and More” on Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST). The IRS Large Business and International Division stated […] Read More…

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SANDRA BROWN to Speak on The Consequences of Conviction: The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Restitution, Forfeiture, and Collateral Consequences

We are pleased to announce that Sandra Brown along with Jeffrey Sklarz of Green & Sklarz, Frank Agostino of Agostino & Associates and Christine Sciarrino, Department of Justice will be speaking at the upcoming IRS Representation Conference live webcast, “The Consequences of Conviction: The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, Restitution, Forfeiture, and Collateral Consequences” on Thursday, November […] Read More…

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ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak on Problems Facing Taxpayers with Foreign Information Return Penalties (Statute of Limitations, Jurisdictional Concerns, Flora, etc.)

We are pleased to announce that Robert Horwitz along with Megan Brackney of Kostelanetz & Fink and Patrick Martin of Procopio will be speaking at the upcoming USD School of Law/Procopio International Tax Institute virtual webinar, “Problems Facing Taxpayers with Foreign Information Return Penalties (Statute of Limitations, Jurisdictional Concerns, Flora, etc.)” on Thursday, November 12, […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, DENNIS PEREZ and MICHEL STEIN to Speak on Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Dennis Perez and Michel Stein will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar, “Federal and California Tax Update for Individuals” on Thursday, November 5, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (PST). Steve, Dennis and Michel will be speaking on important practice and procedural issues facing practitioners, including IRS priorities and the new […] Read More…

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