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More Bankruptcies, More Opportunities and Challenges for CPAs

By: Sidney Kess, Alan Gassman, and Aaron Slavutin The CPA Journal October/November 2020 From name-brand corporations like JCPenney and Neiman Marcus to small and mid-sized companies, businesses of all sizes are responding to pandemic-related lockdowns by seeking refuge in bankruptcy. Legal services provider Epiq has reported

Indigent Access To Justice Debated In Luxury Condo Appeal

By Claude M. Millman, with Russell A.S. Wirth New York Law Journal October 1, 2020 The New York State Court of Appeals is poised to hear oral argument in a case about the financing of a luxury, residential tower on Sutton Place in Manhattan—but some not-for-profits are

Focus On High Net Worth Nonfilers

By Megan L. Brackney Tax Notes Federal September 28, 2020 In a Sept. 28, 2020 Tax Notes article entitled, “Focus on High-Net-Worth Nonfilers,” Megan Brackney examines what taxpayers who fail to file returns can expect from the IRS, and she offers strategies to avoid some of

Reporting Foreign Accounts On The FBAR Versus Form 8938

By Usman Mohammad The CPA Journal August 2020 Edition Because U.S. taxpayers are required to report and pay taxes on their worldwide income, the U.S. government has fought to compel taxpayers to report their interests in overseas bank accounts. In the 1970s, the FBAR (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial

The Government’s New Stance That The Non-Willful Civil FBAR Penalty Applies To Every Account On An Untimely-Filed FBAR, Rather Than To The Single Untimely FBAR Form

By: Caroline Rule Journal of Tax Practice & Procedure Summer 2020 Edition Recent litigation has focused on the government’s new position that the $10,000 non-willful civil FBAR penalty applies per account listed on an non-willfully untimely-filed annual FBAR—a Report of Foreign Bank or Financial Accounts that must be filed