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MICHEL STEIN, EDWARD ROBBINS, JR. and SANDRA BROWN to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

MICHEL STEIN, EDWARD ROBBINS, JR. and SANDRA BROWN to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Michel Stein, Edward Robbins, Jr. and Sandra Brown will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar “Form 8300 Reporting/Cash Intensive Business Audits,” Tuesday, July 18, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST). The law requires that trades and businesses report cash payments of more than $10,000 to the federal government […] Read More…

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American Bar Association Appoints Sandra Brown and Jonathan Kalinski

American Bar Association Appoints Sandra Brown and Jonathan Kalinski

We are very pleased to announce that Sandra R. Brown has been appointed vice chair of the Section’s Civil and Criminal Tax Penalties Committee for the 2023-2024 term. Sandra’s selection as a committee vice chair and as a Section leader represents recognition by her peers of her abilities and contributions to the work of the Section.  […] Read More…

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Does the IRS Have to Notify Third Parties Whose Records Are Summoned? Not Always Says Supreme Court by ROBERT HORWITZ

Does the IRS Have to Notify Third Parties Whose Records Are Summoned? Not Always Says Supreme Court by ROBERT HORWITZ

The Internal Revenue Service has long had the power to issue and enforce administrative summonses for the purpose of “ascertaining the correctness of any return … determining the liability of any person for any internal revenue tax … or to collect any such liability.” See Reisman v. Caplin, 375 U.S. 440 (1964). While the courts and the […] Read More…

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Malta Retirement Plan + Repeated IRS Warnings = IRS Criminal Investigation by EVAN DAVIS

Malta Retirement Plan + Repeated IRS Warnings = IRS Criminal Investigation by EVAN DAVIS

IRS Special Agents fanned out throughout the United States on June 30, seeking to interview promoters and clients of a “Maltese individual retirement arrangement” that for the past three years has earned a spot on the IRS’s Dirty Dozen tax promotions list. These are simply the first public actions in what will doubtless be a massive […] Read More…

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MICHEL STEIN to Speak at Upcoming CPA Academy Webinar

MICHEL STEIN to Speak at Upcoming CPA Academy Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Michel Stein along with Caroline Ciraolo, Phillip Colasanto and Daniel Price will be speaking at the upcoming CPA Academy webinar “The Future of Voluntary Disclosures: Coming in From the Cold,“ Wednesday, June 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST). For more than 70 years, the IRS maintained a voluntary […] Read More…

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MICHEL STEIN, EDWARD ROBBINS, JR. and ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

MICHEL STEIN, EDWARD ROBBINS, JR. and ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Michel Stein, Edward Robbins, Jr. and Robert Horwitz will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar “Foreign Information Return Penalties After Farhy: Case Review and Updates, Penalty Abatements, Refund Claims,“ Tuesday, June 27, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (PST). The Supreme Court, in Bittner v. United States, limited the imposition […] Read More…

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ROBERT HORWITZ, CORY STIGILE and PHILIPP BEHRENDT to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

ROBERT HORWITZ, CORY STIGILE and PHILIPP BEHRENDT to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Robert Horwitz, Cory Stigile and Philipp Behrendt will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar “Partnership Losses in Excess of Basis: Preparing for the IRS Audit Campaign,“ Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 p.m. (PST). In February 2022, the IRS announced a partnership campaign to include audits of […] Read More…

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Save the Date – ABA National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud & Tax Controversy – December 7-9, 2023

Save the Date – ABA National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud & Tax Controversy – December 7-9, 2023

I am very pleased to announce and ask you to Save the Date for this years ABA National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud & Tax Controversy to be held December 7-9, 2023 at Wynn, Encore in Las Vegas, Nevada. I am honored again to be serving as Co-Chair with Kathryn Keneally. We look forward to […] Read More…

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Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.

Chambers USA 2023 Recognizes Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C.

HOCHMAN SALKIN TOSCHER PEREZ P.C. is proud to be recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of only three top tier law firms in its U.S. 2023 High Net Worth Guide in the category of Tax: Private Client, as well as a top firm nationwide in the Tax Controversy and Tax Fraud areas. Chambers concluded that […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER and EVAN DAVIS to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

STEVEN TOSCHER and EVAN DAVIS to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher and Evan Davis will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar “Defending Civil Fraud Case in light of the new IRS Office of Civil Fraud 2023,“ Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST). In September 2020, the IRS created the Office of Fraud Enforcement (OFE) […] Read More…

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FTB Settlement Initiative for Abusive Micro-Captive and Conservation Easement Transactions – Michel Stein

FTB Settlement Initiative for Abusive Micro-Captive and Conservation Easement Transactions – Michel Stein

The FTB issued Notice 2023-02 (Notice) on May 31, 2023 providing taxpayers a time-limited opportunity to resolve tax matters relating to potentially abusive Micro-captive Insurance (MCI) and Syndicated Conservation Easement (SCE) Transactions in return for zero or reduced penalties.   Click Here for Full Article

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California Lawyers Association – Members of Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C. Sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court

California Lawyers Association – Members of Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C. Sworn in by the U.S. Supreme Court

We are very pleased to announce that on May 18, 2023, following the success of the firm’s participation in the Taxation Section of the California Lawyers Association’s “DC Delegation,” the following principals and associates of Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez P.C. were sworn in as members of the Supreme Court of the United States by Chief […] Read More…

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