Nobody wants to pay more taxes than they have to and nobody should pay more than is truly required under the law. But where is the line between legitimate tax planning and criminal tax fraud?
In this session, the former Chief of the IRS Criminal Investigation Division and experienced tax fraud and tax ethics attorney will discuss exactly where that line is and how you can protect your clients, and yourself, from allegations of criminal conduct.
For more than thirty years, Bryan C. Skarlatos has represented individuals and corporations in sensitive matters, many of which involve negotiation or litigation with government agencies. He has significant experience in federal and state tax audits, appeals and litigation, criminal tax investigations, and white-collar criminal prosecutions. Mr. Skarlatos also has an active practice providing tax and estate planning advice.
John D. (Don) Fort is the Director of Investigations at Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP, and the immediate past Chief of the Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation (CI) Division. Having spent nearly 30 years in law enforcement for the federal government, Mr. Fort has deep expertise in financial crimes, and has developed an extensive network of connections both within the government and in private industry.