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STEVEN TOSCHER, JONATHAN KALINSKI and ROBERT HORWITZ to speak at the upcoming ABA Annual May Meeting entitled “Collection-Based Tax Crimes” Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C.

We are pleased to announce that three of our principals will be speaking at the upcoming May Tax Section meeting in Washington, D.C. on May 9th through the 11th.

Steven Toscher and Jonathan Kalinski will be speaking on Collection Based Tax Crimes. Over the last few years, the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division and the Department of Justice Tax Division have had an increasing focus on bringing criminal charges in connection with tax collection and employment tax matters. The lines between non-payment and criminal activity will be explored. On the panel with Steve and Jonathan will be David Zisserson of the Tax Division of the Department of Justice, Michael Batdorf, Deputy Director of Operations, IRS Criminal Investigations and Caroline Ciraolo of Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP.

Robert Horwitz will be speaking on the ongoing administrative and court battles over the application of foreign information reporting penalties. Robert is a frequent author on foreign information reporting penalties. He will be joined by Carolyn A. Schenk, Senior Counsel (Small Business/Self-Employed), IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Los Angeles, CA and Michelle F. Schwerin, Capes Sokol, St. Louis, Missouri.

We are also pleased to announce that the Criminal and Civil Tax Penalties Committee of the Taxation Section will be awarding the 2019 Jules Ritholtz award to our former partner Chuck Rettig who is now serving as the 49th Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Chuck will be receiving this prestigious award at the Friday luncheon.  

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