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Shira Peleg is an Associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Tax Practice. She represents clients before the Internal Revenue Service and state and local taxing authorities in examinations, appeals, court, and collections.

The U.S. Senate passed its infrastructure bill (the “Bill”) that includes additional cryptocurrency reporting requirements, which are expected to generate $28 billion in revenue. The Bill currently does not provide
Continue Reading UPDATED: Infrastructure Bill Contains New Cryptocurrency Reporting Requirements

On May 20, 2021, the Treasury Department released a report that proposes new reporting requirements for transactions, including cryptocurrency transactions. Under the proposed plan, financial institutions, payment settlement entities, and
Continue Reading The Biden Administration Proposes New Cryptocurrency Reporting Rules

Recent John Doe summonses show the IRS is expanding its use of those summonses to aggressively investigate potential tax evasion. Within the past week, the IRS has received authorization to
Continue Reading The IRS Continues Aggressive Use of John Doe Summonses to Investigate Tax Evasion Related to Use of Cryptocurrency, Offshore Service Providers

On April 19, 2021, the IRS announced the establishment of a new Office of Promoter Investigations (OPI). The creation of OPI demonstrates the IRS’s commitment to pursuing promoters and combating
Continue Reading IRS Establishes Office of Promoter Investigations with Emphasis on Conservation Easements and Micro-captive Insurance Arrangements

Taxpayers that have engaged in cryptocurrency transactions should be aware that the Internal Revenue Service is seeking customer records from cryptocurrency exchanges. The Department of Justice recently filed petitions in
Continue Reading IRS Actively Seeking Information Regarding Cryptocurrency Via John Doe Summonses

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
Continue Reading Your Offshore Voluntary Disclosure May Be Long Over but the IRS May Be Looking at Your Ongoing Tax Compliance