On April 26-28, 2023, Don Fort introduces a keynote address by IRS-CI Chief Jim Lee, moderates a separate panel titled “Views from Law Enforcement,” and provides closing remarks at the 2nd Annual AML Partnership Forum. Kostelanetz LLP is an event sponsor along with Condor Consulting, Truist, Ally, Allen & Overy,
On March 23, 2023, the IRS included improper fuel tax credit claims in its growing 2023 Dirty Dozen list of abusive tax scams. IR-2023-55. The fuel tax credit is reserved for off-highway businesses and farming use and is claimed by filing Form 4136, Credit for Federal Tax Paid on Fuels.
On March 20, 2023, the IRS named widespread claims promoting Employee Retention Credits (ERC) to ineligible employers as the first entry on its 2023 Dirty Dozen list. This announcement follows three warnings issued by the IRS over the past six months related to the ERC program. See Kostelanetz’s previous alert
The Federal Criminal Procedure Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers, now chaired by Steptoe & Johnson partner Brian Heberlig, who succeeded Kostelanetz partner Sharon L. McCarthy in that role, has published a white paper proposing an amendment to Fed. R. Crim. P. 23(a) to eliminate the requirement that the government
On March 7, 2023, the IRS issued IR-2023-40, its third warning in six months related to fraud and abuse in the Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) program. The ERC, created under the CARES Act to assist businesses that continued to pay their employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, is a refundable tax
On March 2, 2023, Sharon L. McCarthy participates in a panel at Fordham Law School entitled “The Future of Prosecution: Celebrating 50 Years of the Fordham Urban Law Journal” and presented by the Center on Race, Law & Justice, the Stein Center for Law & Ethics, and the Fordham Urban
Caroline D. Ciraolo moderates a panel on criminal tax cases at the ABA White Collar Crime Conference on March 1, 2023, in Miami, Florida. Panel Description: This panel features seasoned criminal tax practitioners on both sides of the aisle discussing the unique issues that arise in criminal tax investigations and
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On February 3rd, 2023, Bryan C. Skarlatos presents on “Ethics in Tax Practice: Applying The Rules In the Digital Age” for the Annual Golden Gate University Tax Expert Update. Course Description: Ethical rules do not change from day to day, but our everyday life is constantly evolving. Today, taxpayers communicate
Jay Nanavati participates in a panel titled “The Monaco Memo and What That Means for Individual Liability in Corporate Crimes” at the Bahamas Financial Services Board “Tax Enforcement Without Borders” Industry Development Series on February 16, 2023. Description: Kostelanetz LLP is proud to sponsor The Industry Development Series: Tax Enforcement