Bryan C. Skarlatos quoted in Law360 Tax Authority article entitled “Pandemic Payment Program Will Add Nonfilers To IRS Rolls,” which explored the effects the coronavirus-related stimulus payments may have on the IRS’s ability to “to collect substantially more revenue in the future from individuals who had previously stayed below its
The huge expansion in Bitcoin & digital currencies in states across the nation and globally has led to a significant need for attorneys proficient in the cutting-edge use of related legal and regulatory issues. The laws vary greatly and have been in flux with the proliferation of Fortune 500 companies, governments,
Drawing on their deep experience representing clients facing some of the most challenging and complex tax controversy matters, Kostelanetz & Fink partners Bryan Skarlatos and Megan Brackney have for years been bringing their expertise into the classroom as adjunct professors at New York University School of Law. This spring, Mr.
Common errors include neglecting to report all taxable income or valuable deductions and credits Even with the increasingly widespread use of sophisticated tax-preparation software, it’s easy to make costly errors, omissions or both. In the dazzlingly complex world of income taxes, however, amending a return isn’t always as simple as
Bryan C. Skarlatos participated on the panel “The Continuing Role of the Fifth Amendment Protections in Tax Enforcement” at the 36th Annual National Institute on Criminal Tax Fraud/9th Annual National Institute on Tax Controversy in Las Vegas, NV. The Fifth Amendment continues to be vital to the protections of taxpayers.
The tax law is complicated and the right answer is not always clear. How sure do you have to be before you can tell a client it is okay to take a deduction, exclude income or characterize income as capital gain? Can you accept what a taxpayer tells you, or
By Bryan C. Skarlatos and Stephen A. Josey Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure October – November 2019 Edition Tax law is famously complex – a constantly shifting maze of statutes, regulations, IRS publications, and case law. As such, the process of filing tax returns can be an arduous task for the hundreds
NEW YORK CITY, NY (September 12, 2019) – Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to announce that nine attorneys at the firm, including seven partners, have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 New York Metro “Super Lawyers” list, recognizing the firm’s experience and skill in the areas of Tax, Criminal
Law360 quoted Kostelanetz & Fink LLP partner Bryan Skarlatos in their recent article on the Internal Revenue Service’s major initiative to ensure that cryptocurrency users pay their fair share of tax. Mr. Skarlatos told Law360 that “…the 2014 guidance, though incomplete, combined with the assumption that cryptocurrency users would comply with
The Wall Street Journal quoted Kostelanetz & Fink LLP partner Bryan Skarlatos in their recent article on the Internal Revenue Service’s crackdown on Americans who have not reported income from cryptocurrencies. On his advice to clients who may have made money from crypto, Mr. Skarlatos said, “I tell them, ‘It’s