The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently showed their hands in their ongoing fight against tax noncompliance relating to cryptocurrency. The IRS is authorized by statute to issue John Doe administrative tax summonses to obtain information from third-parties regarding taxpayers whose identities are unknown.
John D. (Don) Fort was quoted in a recent Tax Notes article entitled “IRS Data Analytics Pros Still See Need for Human Touch,” published on March 8, 2021. Fort commented on the limits that bound the usefulness of the computerized tools that the IRS uses to select returns for audits.
The continuing expansion of virtual currencies adoption and the need for financial service providers to understand how to identify cryptocurrency transactions and how to manage its potential risk is increasing. K&F Director of Investigations Don Fort participated in a webinar on February 25, 2021, entitled “I’m Getting Rich on Bitcoin”
John D. (Don) Fort was quoted in a recent New York Times article entitled “Trump’s Tax Returns Aren’t the Only Crucial Records Prosecutors Will Get,” published on February 23, 2021. Fort commented on the role of tax returns and the leads they provide to investigators. The article notes: John D.