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Law360 Quotes Daniel C. Davidson On First Purely Tax Crypto Indictment

Daniel C. Davidson was quoted in a February 14, 2024 Law360 article titled “First Purely Tax Crypto Indictment Signals More On Tap” on the financial activities likely to capture the IRS criminal unit’s attention in the crypto sphere. The article discusses possible implications of the Department of Justice’s early February

Industry Development Series: Financial Crime Enforcement Across Borders

On February 22, 2024, Kostelanetz LLP, AlixPartners, and the Bahamas Financial Services Board will host a seminar on “Financial Crime Enforcement Across Borders” for financial industry professionals in Nassau, Bahamas. Caroline D. Ciraolo and Jay R. Nanavati will be featured speakers. Panel topics will include: Bahamas Regulatory Update Cross-Border Criminal

Congress Acts to End ERC Program and Targets ERC Promoters

Proposed Bill Would Bar ERC Claims After January 31 and Increase Promoter Penalties Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Jason Smith (R-Mo.) and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) proposed a bipartisan bill that would bar the filing of Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) claims after January 31, 2024. The proposed

Trump Cases Put the Crime-Fraud Exception in the Spotlight

By Sharon L. McCarthy and Daniel C. Davidson New York Law Journal September 15, 2023 “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” So declared then-President Donald Trump in a tweet after a 2018 law enforcement raid on his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s office. In fact, various investigations into the former president demonstrate that

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