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Barbara T. Kaplan has been named one of the top 50 women lawyers in New York City by Super Lawyers magazine, and focuses her tax litigation practice on domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships, and individuals in federal, state, and local tax examinations, controversies and litigation, including administrative and grand jury criminal tax investigations.

On Feb. 16, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a legal memorandum concluding that third-party payers, such as professional employer organizations (PEOs), certified professional organizations, and Section 3504 Agents

Continue Reading IRS Determines Third-Party Payers Liable for Clawback of Improper Employee Retention Credit Refunds to Clients

On Feb. 16, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel released a legal memorandum concluding that third-party payers, such as professional employer organizations (PEOs), certified professional organizations, and Section 3504 Agents

Continue Reading IRS Determines Third-Party Payers Liable for Clawback of Improper Employee Retention Credit Refunds to Clients

On Jan. 16, 2024, the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee chairs announced their bipartisan agreement to a tax package that would include several new tax provisions

Continue Reading Congressional Tax Writers Propose Accelerated Jan. 31 Deadline to Claim Employee Retention Credit, and Other Changes

On Dec. 21, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a new voluntary disclosure program (VDP) for taxpayers who have received an employee retention credit (ERC) refund for which they

Continue Reading IRS Announces Short-Term Voluntary Disclosure Program for Employee Retention Credits

Following their recent announcement regarding new partnership and global high wealth enforcement initiatives, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Oct. 20 announced another enforcement initiative focusing on foreign corporations and the

Continue Reading IRS Ramps Up Enforcement Efforts; Focuses on Foreign-Owned and ‘Mega’ Corporations

In Polselli v. IRS, the Supreme Court was tasked with determining whether the IRS, pursuant to powers granted in Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 7609(c)(2)(D)(i), is entitled to issue third-party summonses, without notice, for bank account records in which the taxpayer targeted by the summons does not have a legal interest.
Continue Reading Supreme Court Affirms IRS Power to Summons Bank Information Without Notice to Delinquent Taxpayer

IRS Notice 2023-11 provides temporary relief for foreign financial institutions to provide U.S. taxpayer identification numbers for preexisting accounts.
Continue Reading IRS Temporary Relief for Foreign Financial Institutions Required to Report U.S. Taxpayer Identification Numbers Under FATCA: Potential Implications for ‘Accidental Americans’

The proposed regulations demonstrate that the IRS is taking a proactive approach in addressing the APA challenges to its method for identifying listed transactions. The IRS makes clear that it will continue to aggressively pursue syndicated conservation easement transactions.
Continue Reading Responding to Recent Taxpayer Victories, IRS Issues Proposed Regulations Identifying Syndicated Conservation Easement Transactions as Listed Transactions