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IRS Doesn’t Have It Easy With Malta Pension Enforcement Efforts

By Caroline Ciraolo, Don Fort, and Ian Weinstock  Bloomberg Tax August 28, 2023 High-net-worth US taxpayers, working with professional advisers, have transferred assets into personal retirement plans established in Malta to limit and potentially eliminate tax on distributions. These so-called Malta pension plans rely on a specific interpretation of the

A Conversation with K&F Intern Ruth Schapiro

NEW YORK CITY (April 5, 2022) — Kostelanetz & Fink is always innovating. This year, we took a detour from the traditional law firm summer associate approach, and invited a summer associate applicant, Ruth Schapiro, to join us during her second year of law school, as a Spring 2022 intern. As

U.S. Tax Residency: Some Black-and-white Rules, Some Gray

By Ian Weinstock The CPA Journal March 2018 Edition When advising taxpayers or preparing returns, brightline rules are generally the easiest to explain and to handle. In contrast, tax outcomes that depend on facts and circumstances are inherently more difficult to evaluate. It is therefore a relief that many federal tax residency