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House proposal targets charitable deductions for conservation easements by passthrough entities

USA - September 20 2021 On Sept. 13, 2021, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee announced a proposal to limit charitable deductions for conservation easement…

Courtney A. Hopley, Barbara T. Kaplan

IRS Secures Two Court Victories Involving Foreign Financial Activity

USA - August 4 2021 On July 28, 2021, the IRS secured two victories in court. The first win allows the IRS to impose an additional 35% penalty on an individual as the…

Jared E. Dwyer, Scott E. Fink, Courtney A. Hopley, Barbara T. Kaplan, Shira Peleg, Jennifer A. Vincent

The IRS Announced a New Non-Filer Initiative Over a Year Ago - Now We See the Enforcement

USA - June 14 2021 In February 2020, the IRS announced that it would step up efforts to contact high-income taxpayers (defined as earning $100,000 or more per year)…

Barbara T. Kaplan

IRS Actively Seeking Information Regarding Cryptocurrency Via John Doe Summonses

USA - April 13 2021 Taxpayers that have engaged in cryptocurrency transactions should be aware that the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") is seeking customer records from…

Barbara T. Kaplan, Shira Peleg, Pallav Raghuvanshi

Court Rules that Uber and Lyft Cannot Treat California Drivers as Independent Contractors

USA - August 13 2020 On August 10, 2020, the San Francisco Superior Court granted the State of California a preliminary injunction requiring Uber and Lyft to reclassify…

Courtney A. Hopley