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There are several new developments in the Internal Revenue Service’s ongoing campaign to combat false and fraudulent Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims.

They include an indefinite extension of the agency’s

Continue Reading IRS and Congress Expand Efforts to Address ERC Fraud

The IRS has announced a new Voluntary Disclosure Program (VDP) offering businesses a limited-time opportunity to repay improperly claimed Employee Retention Credits at a discount while avoiding penalties and interest. The VDP requires businesses to repay only 80% of the improper credits they received and has an application deadline of March 22, 2024.
Continue Reading New IRS Voluntary Disclosure Program Lets Businesses Repay Questionable Employee Retention Credits at a Discount

In its most recent effort to fight fraudulent and improper Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) claims, on December 6, 2023, the IRS announced it will be notifying an initial group

Continue Reading IRS Rejects 20,000 Employee Retention Tax Credit Claims, Plans to Offer New Voluntary Disclosure Program

The IRS recently announced that it will offer certain employers an opportunity to withdraw Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims if they are concerned about their accuracy. Qualifying employers may be

Continue Reading Amid Fraud Investigations, IRS Offers Employers an Opportunity to Withdraw Inaccurate Employee Retention Credit Claims

By Matthew Adams, Joseph DeMaria and Marissa Koblitz Kingman

Recent remarks to the American Bar Association’s National White Collar Criminal Defense Institute by Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco serve
Continue Reading Biden Justice Department Emphasizes Focus on Prosecuting Individual Corporate Criminal Misconduct

The IRS has been cracking down on conservation easement transactions for over ten years. Nevertheless, taxpayers have continued to claim charitable contribution deductions attributable to the donation of conservation easements
Continue Reading Conservation Easements: A Year End Review

Ian M. Comisky and Matthew D. Lee have authored a Journal of Taxation article entitled “IRS in the Offing? Marinello Limits Tax Obstruction Prosecutions.” In their article, Ian and Matt
Continue Reading IRS in the Offing? Marinello Limits Tax Obstruction Prosecutions