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When Aggressive Tax Planning Becomes Criminal Tax Fraud: Crossing the Line

WHEN AGGRESSIVE TAX PLANNING BECOMES CRIMINAL TAX FRAUD: CROSSING THE LINE

Cost Free
Presentation Length 1.0 hour

Recorded DateDecember 31, 2021
CPE:Not available
(archived webinars do not offer CPE credits)
Subject AreaTaxes
Course LevelBasic
Course Description

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.  

Learning Objectives:


  • Identify what conduct is criminal

  • Determine how the IRS chooses and investigates cases

  • Recallcurrent IRS priorities so you know what the IRS is looking for

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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.

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Don Fort

Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP
Director of Investigations
dfort@kflaw.com

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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.

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Kostelanetz & Fink, LLP enjoys an unparalleled national reputation for representing clients in sensitive and high-stakes negotiations and controversies with government agencies, including tax audits and trials, regulatory investigations, white collar criminal defense and complex litigation. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing the finest legal services in all phases of representation, from factual development, through an audit or investigation, to trial or negotiated resolution. We also have an active practice providing tax planning advice, estate planning and representation in government procurement and government contracting.