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KF Law Annual NYU Forum

14th Annual NYU Tax Controversy Forum
On June 23 And 24, 2022!

In-Person at the Westin New York Grand Central and Livestreaming for Remote Attendees.

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Overview

Kostelanetz & Fink is pleased to sponsor the 2022 NYU Tax Controversy Forum, which will be held on Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, 2022, at the Westin New York Grand Central. We will be live and in-person again this year, with the option of livestreaming for remote attendees. Our lineup of speakers is expected to be as robust and interesting as it has been for the past 14 years. An exciting array of senior government representatives and private practitioners will join together to discuss the latest developments in tax compliance and enforcement.
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Speakers

Featured Speaker

The Honorable Charles P. Rettig, Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, will deliver the keynote address at the 2022 14th Annual New York University Tax Controversy Forum.  Please join us to hear Commissioner Rettig’s comments on tax enforcement and priorities at the IRS.   

The Honorable Charles P. Rettig

The Honorable Charles P. Rettig

Other invited and confirmed government speakers include:

Jennifer Best, Director, IRS Large Business & International Division, Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations

Erin M. Collins, National Taxpayer Advocate, Internal Revenue Service

Nikole Flax, Commissioner, IRS Large Business & International Division

Darren John Guillot, Deputy Commissioner, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Collection and Operations Support

Danielle Grimm, Special Counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel, Passthroughs and Special Industries

Judge Kathleen Kerrigan, Chief Judge Elect, United States Tax Court

James Robnett, Deputy Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation

Benjamin M. Swartz, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Examination

Tax Controversy Forum Co-Chairs
Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq., Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, New York, NY

Bryan C. Skarlatos, Esq.

Partner, Kostelanetz & Fink, New York, NY
Frank Agostino, Esq., Founder and President, Agostino & Associates, P.C., Hackensack, NJ

Frank Agostino, Esq.

Founder and President, Agostino & Associates, P.C., Hackensack, NJ
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About the Forum

For more than 14 years, the NYU School of Professional Studies Tax Controversy Forum has brought together government representatives and expert private practitioners to share their perspectives on a variety of topics involving federal tax audits, appeals, and litigation. The forum covers a wide range of controversy work, from procedural seminars to substantive programs, international issues, ethical problems, current enforcement initiatives, sensitive audits, and civil and criminal tax penalties.

After two years of holding this premiere event virtually, New York is back and so are we. We’ll be gathering in-person at the Westin New York Grand Central. Located just steps from Grand Central Station, the hotel is nestled in the heart of New York City near the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building, and numerous shops and restaurants surrounding Grand Central Terminal. We invite you to come and experience New York City again, all while renewing friendships, networking, and hearing from some of the brightest legal minds in tax. For those who cannot attend in person, we will have the option of livestreaming.

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Event Location

The Westin New York Grand Central

212 E 42nd St,
New York, NY 10017

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NYU TAX CONTROVERSY FORUM 2022
– IN-PERSON and ONLINE PROGRAM
Thursday and Friday, June 23 and 24, 2022

Thursday, June 23rd

8:00 am – 4:45 pm

8:00 - 8:45 am

REGISTRATION, DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS, AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 - 9:45 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: STATE OF THE IRS

Tax Compliance and Enforcement Update Part I

Voluntary compliance and enforcement of the tax law are at the heart of our tax system. Over the past several years, the IRS and DOJ have been challenged to find new and more efficient ways to ensure that all taxpayers pay the correct amount of tax. These panels provide an update on new developments and priorities across various divisions of the IRS.

Keynote: Charles P. Rettig, Esq., Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, DC

9:45 - 10:45 am

STAYING AHEAD OF THE CURVE IN TAX ENFORCEMENT: INTRODUCING THE IRS EMERGING ISSUES GROUP

Danielle M. Grimm, Special Counsel, IRS Office of Chief Counsel: Special Industries, Washington, DC

Benjamin M. Swartz, Senior Advisor to the Commissioner, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Examination, Washington, DC

10:45 - 11:00 am (BREAK)

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

IRS LARGE BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL DIVISION ENFORCEMENT UPDATE

Nikole Flax, Commissioner, IRS Large Business & International Division, Washington, DC

Holly Paz, Deputy Commissioner, IRS Large Business & International Division, Washington, DC

Jennifer L. Best, Esq., Director, IRS Large Business & International Division, Treaty and Transfer Pricing Operations, Washington, DC

12:00 - 1:30 pm (LUNCH)

1:30 - 2:30 pm

PANEL 1 – HOW THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT IS AFFECTING TAX PRACTICE

2:30 - 3:30 pm

PANEL 2 – BBA CENTRALIZED PARTNERSHIP AUDIT REGIME—TIPS AND TAKEAWAYS FROM EARLY AUDITS

3:30 - 3:45 pm (BREAK)

3:45 - 4:45 pm

PANEL 3 – CONTESTING FOREIGN ASSET REPORTING PENALTIES

Friday, June 24th

8:00 am – 4:45 pm

8:00 - 9:00 am

REGISTRATION, DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS, AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Tax Compliance and Enforcement Update Part II

Voluntary compliance and enforcement of the tax law are at the heart of our tax system. Over the past several years, the IRS and DOJ have been challenged to find new and more efficient ways to ensure that all taxpayers pay the correct amount of tax. These panels provide an update on new developments at the IRS, the Office of the Taxpayer Advocate, and the United States Tax Court.

9:00 - 9:30 am

IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION ENFORCEMENT UPDATE

James D. Robnett, Deputy Chief, IRS Criminal Investigation, Washington, DC

9:30 - 10:00 am

IRS SMALL BUSINESS/SELF-EMPLOYED DIVISION ENFORCEMENT UPDATE

Darren John Guillot, Commissioner, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Collection, Washington, DC

Scott Irick, Director, IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division, Examination, Washington, DC

10:00 - 10:30 am

IRS APPEALS UPDATE

Andy Keyso, Chief, IRS Independent Office of Appeals, Washington, DC

10:30 - 11:00 am

IRS OFFICE OF CHIEF COUNSEL UPDATE

Catherine Gugar, Associate Area Counsel, IRS Large Business & International Division, Washington, DC

11:00 - 11:15 am (BREAK)

11:15 - 11:45 am

U.S. TAX COURT UPDATE

The Hon. Kathleen Kerrigan, Chief Judge Elect, United States Tax Court, Washington, DC

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

TAXPAYER ADVOCATE UPDATE

Erin Collins, National Taxpayer Advocate, Washington, DC

12:15-1:30 pm (LUNCH)

1:30 - 2:30 pm

PANEL 4 – FINDING HIDDEN ASSETS: REPORTING CRYPTOCURRENCY, DISCLOSING BENEFICIAL OWNERS OF SHELL CORPORATIONS, AND NEW ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING LAWS

2:30 - 3:30 pm

PANEL 5 – THE FUTURE OF VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURES

3:30 - 3:45 pm (BREAK)

3:45 - 4:45 pm

PANEL 6 – CONFESSIONS OF A TAX EVADER: NEGOTIATING RESOLUTIONS IN CRIMINAL TAX CASES

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