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MICHAEL GREENWADE to Speak at Upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association Webinar

MICHAEL GREENWADE to Speak at Upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Michael Greenwade along with Andrea N. Erdahl (SBSE Examination) will be speaking at the upcoming Beverly Hills Bar Association webinar “The Fundamentals of Information Reporting” Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. (PST). This program will go over the fundamentals of compliance related to international information return filings in order to provide […] Read More…

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SANDRA BROWN to Speak at Upcoming ABA White Collar Crime Institute and FBA 2024 Tax Law Conference

SANDRA BROWN to Speak at Upcoming ABA White Collar Crime Institute and FBA 2024 Tax Law Conference

We are pleased to announce that Sandra R. Brown will be speaking at the upcoming Federal Bar Association 2024 Tax Law Conference on the topic of “May You Live in Interesting Times – The Latest in Criminal Investigations and Sentencings” on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (PST), along with co-panelists Caroline Ciraolo (Kostelanetz), Eric Hylton (alliantgroup), and Jeffrey […] Read More…

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Taxpayer Advocate Highlights 10 Most Critical Problems Facing IRS by ROBERT HORWITZ and MICHAEL GREENWADE

Taxpayer Advocate Highlights 10 Most Critical Problems Facing IRS by ROBERT HORWITZ and MICHAEL GREENWADE

The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is an independent organization within the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which prides itself on being the “Voice of the Taxpayer” with the IRS and before Congress. By statute, the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA), a position held by Erin Collins, who heads TAS, is required to submit an Annual Report to Congress […] Read More…

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ROBERT HORWITZ and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

ROBERT HORWITZ and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Robert Horwitz and Jonathan Kalinski will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar “IRS’ Current Audit Campaign: Preparing for Large Partnership, Complex PTE, and HNW Taxpayer” Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. (PST). In Notice 2023-166, the IRS announced its shift in focus from working-class taxpayers to […] Read More…

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EVAN DAVIS to Speak at Upcoming USD School of Law – Chamberlain International Tax Institute

EVAN DAVIS to Speak at Upcoming USD School of Law – Chamberlain International Tax Institute

We are pleased to announce that Evan Davis will be speaking at the upcoming USD School of Law – Chamberlain International Tax Institute Conference on the on the topic of “Attorney-Client Privilege and Confidentiality Limitations in International Tax Matters” on Monday, February 19, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CST), along with co-panelists  Ana Elena Domínguez, Galicia Abogados (Mexico City), Jeremy Temkin, Morvillo, […] Read More…

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DENNIS PEREZ, MICHEL STEIN and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

DENNIS PEREZ, MICHEL STEIN and JONATHAN KALINSKI to Speak at Upcoming CalCPA Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Dennis Perez, Michel R. Stein, and Jonathan Kalinski will be speaking at the upcoming CalCPA webinar “Resolving Federal and State Employment Tax Matters – Worker Classification” Tuesday, February 20, 2024, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PST). The IRS is increasing both civil and criminal enforcement against taxpayers who fail to […] Read More…

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MICHEL R. STEIN to Speak at Upcoming Florida Tax Institute

MICHEL R. STEIN to Speak at Upcoming Florida Tax Institute

We are pleased to announce that Michel R. Stein will be speaking at the upcoming 11th Annual Florida Tax Institute  3-Day Conference on the on the topic of “Audits and Tax Controversy Update” on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (EST), along with co-panelists Fred Murray (IRS Special Counsel), Eric Cerelli (IRS Field […] Read More…

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Tax Court Reminds Taxpayers That All Income Should Be Reported and Reinforces the Continued Validity of the Cohan Rule by JONATHAN KALINSKI and LUKE RYAN

Tax Court Reminds Taxpayers That All Income Should Be Reported and Reinforces the Continued Validity of the Cohan Rule by JONATHAN KALINSKI and LUKE RYAN

In two recently issued decisions, the U.S. Tax Court reaffirmed the validity of the so-called “Cohan Rule” that allows the Court to estimate the amount of a taxpayer’s deductible expenses so long as the taxpayer clearly shows that he or she incurred the expenses and the Court has a reasonable basis for making such an […] Read More…

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STEVEN TOSCHER, MICHEL STEIN and CORY STIGILE to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

STEVEN TOSCHER, MICHEL STEIN and CORY STIGILE to Speak at Upcoming Strafford Webinar

We are pleased to announce that Steven Toscher, Michel Stein and Cory Stigile will be speaking at the upcoming Strafford webinar “Navigating IRS Corporate and High-Income Taxpayer Audits: Key Areas of Focus for Examinations, Pitfalls to Avoid” Thursday, February 1, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST). The IRS has rolled out its plan for increased […] Read More…

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Los Angeles Lawyer – Closing the Gap by SANDRA R. BROWN and HUNTER KEASTER

Los Angeles Lawyer – Closing the Gap by SANDRA R. BROWN and HUNTER KEASTER

Congratulations to Sandra R. Brown and Hunter Keaster for being featured on the December 2023 cover of the Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine. Sandra and Hunter are highlighted for their article “Closing the Gap” which analyzes the IRS’s Strategic Operating Plan for improving taxpayer services and reducing the tax gap through stricter enforcement with the current $60 […] Read More…

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IRS Launches Voluntary Disclosure Program to Address Questionable Employee Retention Credits by SANDRA R. BROWN, ROBERT HORWITZ and LUKE RYAN

IRS Launches Voluntary Disclosure Program to Address Questionable Employee Retention Credits by SANDRA R. BROWN, ROBERT HORWITZ and LUKE RYAN

On December 21, 2023, as part of its ongoing effort to address and combat dubious claims for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the IRS unveiled a new Voluntary Disclosure Program aimed at helping businesses rectify errors in previously submitted ERC filings. The new initiative comes in response to growing concerns about the legitimacy of certain […] Read More…

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Major Sentencing Guideline Changes for Most Tax Offenders, With More on the Way: ABA Sentencing Panel by EVAN DAVIS

Major Sentencing Guideline Changes for Most Tax Offenders, With More on the Way: ABA Sentencing Panel by EVAN DAVIS

Those who commit tax crimes are among the least likely to re-offend, as statistics from the United States Sentencing Commission – the group that drafts the Federal Sentencing Guidelines used by judges to help determine what sentence to impose – have consistently shown. Mostly well-educated, older, and without any prior criminal history, tax offenders almost always […] Read More…

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