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Barbara T. Kaplan is Co-Chair of the Global Tax Practice and 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.

In July 2019 the IRS identified post offshore voluntary disclosure program (OVDP) compliance as a campaign. The purpose of the campaign is to pursue those OVDP participants who fail to
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The U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the case of whether the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s individual mandate is unconstitutional. A decision on this issue is likely
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The IRS Office of Chief Counsel announced in Issue Number IR-2020-130 that it will be making a time-limited settlement offer to certain taxpayers with pending docketed Tax Court cases involving


Continue Reading IRS Offers Settlement to Syndicated Conservation Easement Investors with Cases Pending in U.S. Tax Court

On Nov. 29, 2018, the IRS released a memorandum with new procedures for all voluntary disclosures following the end of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) on Sept. 28, 2018.
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The IRS announced that it will end the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), effective September 28, 2018.  The IRS is pressing taxpayers with undisclosed foreign accounts, entities and income to
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