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And Now for Something Completely Different: Supreme Court Holds Suit to Enjoin IRS Notice Not Barred by the Anti-Injunction Act by ROBERT S. HORWITZ

On May 17, 2021, the Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion in CIC Services, Inc. v. Internal Revenue Service, holding that a suit challenging an IRS Notice regarding micro-captive insurance companies was not barred by the Anti-Injunction Act (“AIA”).[1]  We’ll start with some background.  The AIA was enacted shortly after the Civil War, in the […] Read More…

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NFTs: Not Free of Tax by JONATHAN KALINSKI

You can go on YouTube and watch the greatest dunks, home runs, touchdowns over and over and over and not pay a cent.  How much would you pay to “own” that highlight?  For many the answer is tens or hundreds of thousands.  NBA Top Shot is officially licensed by the NBA and in little time […] Read More…

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DENNIS PEREZ, MICHEL STEIN and ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Perez, Michel Stein, and Robert Horwitz will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar, “Federal and State Residency Issues: Remote Workers and Navigating IRS Examination Guidance and State Regulations in the Post-Covid-19 World” on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00a.m. (PST).   This webinar will guide […] Read More…

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Forbes – The King Of Pop Beats The IRS In Tax Court Estate Case

We wanted to express our appreciation to the Tax Court trial team responsible for the Estate of Michael Jackson prevailing in its long running Estate tax dispute with the IRS. A big win for the Estate reducing the IRS asserted tax liability by hundreds of millions of dollars. In addition to Avram Salkin, Steven Toscher, Robert […] Read More…

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EVAN DAVIS Elected Fellow to the American College of Tax Counsel

We are pleased to announce that Evan Davis has been elected as Fellow by the American College of Tax Counsel. Evan, a principal of our firm, joined us in 2016, after more than 20 years in the public sector as a trial lawyer with extensive civil and criminal trial and appellate experience in both federal and state […] Read More…

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SAVE THE DATE – 13th Annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum

We are pleased to invite you to the  13th Annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum Webinar to be held June 24 and 25.  You do not want to miss this program. Co-Chairs Bryan Skarlatos and Steven Toscher are pleased to announce this year’s NYU Tax Controversy Forum which will feature updates on what the IRS is doing to enhance compliance through communication and […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER and MICHEL STEIN Podcast on the Tax Rep Network

On this week’s podcast, we’re chatting about cryptocurrency and enforcement. Joining the conversation is Michel Stein and Steven Toscher, who have previously participated before. If you’re a longtime listener, then you know it’s been more than 60 episodes since their last visit. Yet, whenever cryptocurrency and enforcement are hot topics of conversation, we happily strive […] Read More…

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Taxpayer’s Can’t File Petitions to Quash IRS Criminal Investigations Summonses to Third Parties By: ROBERT HORWITZ and TENZING TUNDEN

Richard and Kimberly Gaetano owned marijuana dispensaries.  After a falling out with their legal advisor/business partner, he apparently ratted them out to IRS Criminal Investigations (“CI”).  In 2017, they sued to bar CI from discussing attorney-client matters with their former legal advisor.  That case was dismissed. Gaetano v United States, 942 F.3d 727 (6th Cir. […] Read More…

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The IRS Remains Committed to Seeking Authorization to Serve John Doe Summonses for Information from Cryptocurrency Exchanges as it Targets Taxpayers Who Fail to Report Cryptocurrency TransactionsBY: SANDRA BROWN and TENZING TUNDEN

Why is it that tax compliance involving this emerging asset continues to be problematic?  Aside from any individualized taxpayer’s confusion or potential motivations, one additional answer may be the direct result of the lack of third-party reporting requirements.  While digital currency exchanges, under Title 31 and the Bank Secrecy Act, are generally regulated as money […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, MICHEL STEIN and ROBERT HORWITZ to Speak on Federal and State Residency Issues: Remote Workers and Navigating IRS Examination Guidance and State Regulations in the Post-Covid-19 World

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Michel Stein, and Robert Horwitz will be speaking at the upcoming Spidell webinar, “Federal and State Residency Issues: Remote Workers and Navigating IRS Examination Guidance and State Regulations in the Post-Covid-19 World” on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST). This webinar will cover […] Read More…

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JONATHAN KALINSKI Quoted in Tax Notes on IRS Inventory Accounting Memo Geared to Cannabis Industry

A recently released IRS legal memorandum appears to be intended to clarify inventory tax accounting principles for state-legal marijuana businesses despite not mentioning the restriction they face, according to practitioners. Jonathan Kalinski of Hochman Salkin Toscher Perez PC told Tax Notes in part that “Most taxpayers aren’t asking to capitalize costs to inventory and would rather […] Read More…

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DENNIS PEREZ and STEVEN TOSCHER to Speak on The (Tax) Truths and Consequences of Leaving California

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Perez and Steven Toscher will be speaking at the upcoming Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles webinar, “The (Tax) Truths and Consequences of Leaving California” on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST). This webinar will guide tax professionals and advisers on the latest California […] Read More…

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