green sklarz llc: Podcast: IRS Voluntary Disclosure - Where Are We Now - 06/11/21 03:44 AM
I bet you didn’t know that I (Eric Green) am on the subcommittee for the ABA tax section’s Criminal Tax committee?  Well on this week's podcast I am joined by my committee members Laura Gavioli and John Nail to update everyone on where the IRS stands on voluntary disclosure for both domestic and foreign issues, and how best to make use of the program to save your client from their past misdeeds.
Check out this podcast episode as well as all 102 others on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, ITunes, Google Podcasts or the podcast page here: 

green sklarz llc: IRS Enforcement Update for the Tax Answers Advisor Podcast - 05/03/21 06:20 AM
I was thrilled to join Marcelino Dodge on his Tax Answers Advisor Podcast this week to discuss where IRS Enforcement is headed in 2021 and beyond. 
You can catch the edpisode here: 
Episode DescriptionWe have all heard the commercials asking, “Do you owe $10,000 or more to the IRS?” Or, you may wonder “What is the IRS really doing with collections and enforcement?” Though it may be calm now, taxpayers who have unpaid taxes or who are non-filers will soon be in for a big awakening. Eric Green of the Tax Rep Network and managing partner in the law firm Green & … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: Tax Rep Podcast: IRS Focus on Cryptocurrency with John Doe Summonses - 04/19/21 03:39 AM
You probably have seen the IRS has now issued John Doe Summonses against other cryptocurrency exchanges with the goal of obtaining taxpayer information.  On this week’s podcast Eric is joined by Kostelanetz & Fink’s Don Fort and Larry Sannicandro to discuss the impact of the IRS and DOJ summonses, and what it means for taxpayers and enforcement.  In particular, Don as former Chief of IRS Criminal Tax Division discusses what is going on at the IRS, and he and Larry explain what taxpayers should be considering doing right now if they have in fact dealt in virtual currency and have not … (2 comments)

green sklarz llc: IRS Can Use John Doe Summons to Identify Taxpayers with Cryptocurrency - 04/01/21 02:38 PM
We represent taxpayers before the IRS and Department of Justice Tax Division, and have spoken frequently about the IRS increased use of both AI and John Doe Summonses to identify taxpayers who have either evaded reporting income and paying taxes, or those that have failed to disclose virtual currency in their financial affidavits, like with Offers-in-Compromise.
Because of the IRS's efforts criminal tax referrals from the Collection Division are up 42% so far this year!
Check out our podcasts #91 and 93 on this topic here: 
Today a federal court in the District of Massachusetts entered an order today authorizing the IRS to … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: Tax Rep Network Podcast: IRS Enforcement's use of AI: Eric’s Takeaway - 02/20/21 05:55 AM
On this week's Tax Rep Network Podcast I discuss the impact of the IRS's use of AI. If you listened to the episode with Deputy Commissioner of SB/SE Darren Guillot you heard about how the IRS is using AI to target taxpayers who have failed to disclose assets on their 433 (Offers, CNC, etc.). It is episode 91 if you missed it. On this episode I discuss what that means and how we need to change our collection practice intakes to protect us from our client, and our client's from themselves!   … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: Foreign Bank Account: FBAR Litigation Victory for Green & Sklarz - 01/12/21 04:48 AM
Yesterday, a District Court Judge in Connecticut ruled in favor of our client at summary judgment and found that the nonwillful penalty for failure to file an FBAR is capped at $10,000 per form, not per account, as had been argued by IRS and and DOJ. This was a matter of first impression for the Court and the ruling will impact many taxpayers. To date, the issue had only been decided by two other courts and they were divided on the issue.
Ypou can read the decision here: United States v. Kaufman 
Questions about this or other tax litigation matters?  Contact us at … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: What do you do when the IRS Auditor is Batshit Crazy? Free Webinar - 12/22/20 06:09 PM
Given how wonderful 2020 has been, Tax Rep Network thought we would throw 2020 out the window and ring in the New Year with fun filled webinar designed to celebrate the IRS’s finest!Ever dealt with an auditor that you begin to realize immediately must be named Lucifer? The point of an audit, according to the IRS itself, is to check on how the taxpayer is doing in respect to their returns and reporting and use this time as an educational opportunity. Yet sometimes there are examiners who do not seem to understand this and have decided it’s a time to torture … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: What is an Offer-in-Compromise Really? Tax Rep Podcast - 11/17/20 03:09 AM
So what is an IRS Offer-in-Compromise?  I mean really?
When the IRS calculates the RCP (Reasonable Collection Potential) of a client, what does that mean?  Does the IRS expect the client to liquidate their investments?  Sell or remortgage their home?  What if the client cannot tap the equity...then what?
Listen in on this week's Tax Rep Network podcast for a brief but to the point analysis of the IRS's Offer-in-Compromise program by Eric Green, and you will understand why we get more than 90% of our Offers accepted!
Eric L. Green, Esq.
Green & Sklarz LLC
One Audubon Street, 3rd Fl
New Haven, CT 06511
Ph. (203) 285-8545 

green sklarz llc: How to Bring an IRS Whistleblower Claim: FREE Webinar on 11/10 - 10/26/20 03:54 AM
When business suffers taxpayers begin cheating. So what can you do if your client knows about tax crimes being committed? They can strike a blow for justice, the American tax system, and get paid doing it. Nothing more American than that!Fresh off the Tax Rep Network Podcast and as a warm up to the New England IRS Rep Conference, Attorneys Mike Villa and Eric Green will host a special one-hour program will they review the IRS Whistleblower program, discuss how your client can bring a claim that stands the best chance of receiving an award, and how the system ACTUALLY works!Date: … (1 comments)

green sklarz llc: Green & Sklarz’s Joanna Kornafel receiving the 2020 Vanguard Award - 07/20/20 02:19 PM
Congratulations to our colleague Joanna Kornafel on receiving the 2020 Young Lawyers Section Vanguard Award.
Joanna is an associate at Green & Sklarz LLC, representing individuals and clients with complex financial and litigation needs in a large range of industries. Her practice focuses on civil litigation matters, bankruptcy litigation, unfair trade practices, business torts, breach of contracts, and a wide array of other commercial litigation matters. Additionally, she has represented clients in state and federal courts and has prosecuted and defended evidentiary hearings related to applications for preliminary injunctions, prejudgment remedy, and contested matters in bankruptcy court.
Attorney Kornafel actively serves as the legislative liaison … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: Accountant's Guide to Resolving Payroll Tax Debts Released - 05/09/20 12:18 PM
The Accountant's Guide to Resolving Payroll Tax Debts and Personal Liability was just released by TG Publishing!
Payroll taxes are the number one reason why small businesses get into tax trouble.  Why?  Because payroll taxes are the easiest loan to take and the hardest to repay.  Easy to take because there is no loan document to complete and no banker to refuse: just keep the tax money and spend it.  They are the hardest loans to pay back because once the IRS applies the various penalties and interest the balance increases to the point the business cannot easily pay it back.  In … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: How to Get an IRS Offer-in-Compromise Accepted - 04/22/20 04:08 AM
Though I sit in New Haven, Connecticut most days we assist taxpayers all over the country to resolve their tax debts with the IRS.  There is a lot of confusion surrounding the IRS Offer-in-Compromise program, so I wanted to clear up some misconceptions.
There is no magic to an Offer-in-Compromise.  At its core, the IRS Offer program is based upon a formula called "Reasonable Collection Potential", or RCP. Many taxpayers believe that if they cannot tap equity in assets than that equity is not included.  That is wrong.  What the Offer-in-Compromise program is effectively is calculating the amount of money the … (1 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams - 04/02/20 07:29 AM
The Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers to be on the lookout for a surge of calls and email phishing attempts about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. These contacts can lead to tax-related fraud and identity theft.
"We urge people to take extra care during this period. The IRS isn't going to call you asking to verify or provide your financial information so you can get an economic impact payment or your refund faster," said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. "That also applies to surprise emails that appear to be coming from the IRS. Remember, don't open them or click on attachments or links. … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: COVID-19 and its Impact on Resolving Your Tax Debts! - 03/27/20 04:34 AM
I spend most of my days resolving civil and criminal tax issues with the IRS and Connecticut Department of Revenue.  Whether its income tax, payroll tax or sales tax, we have seen and dealt with most issues.  The current pandemic is creating economic chaos and incredible stress on individuals who are worried about their family's health and financial well-being.
So it sounds strange to write it, but there might be a silver lining to this current pandemic.  The situation actually does create an opportunity to resolve back tax debts with the government.   
The IRS, as well as most states, consider collectibility for tax … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: FREE Webinar on the CARES Act and Covid-19 - 03/27/20 04:14 AM
Join us Monday March 30th for a FREE two-hour webinar to update you on the business, economic and tax impact of the CARES Act:
Preserving Businesses During the COVID-19 Recession: Understanding the Business and Tax Impact of the CARES Act
You can register for FREE here:
On March 25th, the Senate passed HR 478, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). This $2.2 trillion package is the largest ever peace time expenditure in U.S. history. Its aim is to provide fiscal stimulus to save the American economy on account of the forced shut-down of many industries due to the novel coronavirus … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: The IRS Response to the Coronavirus: Podcast Episode 74 - 03/19/20 02:35 PM
In this special episode of the Tax Rep Network podcast I am joined by my law partner Noelle Geiger, Esq. who reviews the current response to the Covid-19 panedemic by the IRS and what you and your clients need to know.
Check out the episode here:

green sklarz llc: Free Webinar: The Economic Fallout of COVID-19: What You Need to Know - 03/19/20 09:30 AM
The saying “May you live to see interesting times” has never been more poignant than now. The impact of the Coronavirus on society at large will be significant as individuals and businesses struggle to get through this. Join us Friday March 20th at 1:00 pm EST for a free session on what clients, attorneys and accountants need to know right now about the impact of the pandemic and what they should and should not be doing. Join Green & Sklarz partners Jeffrey Sklarz, Eric Green Jason Marsh and Shelby Wilson as they update you on what is happening, including:
The response … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: New Haven, CT: Green & Sklarz LLC seeking Legal Asst./Receptionist - 02/12/20 04:15 PM
Green & Sklarz LLC is seeking a legal assistant/receptionist for our New Haven office.  The person will work as the receptionist and legal assistant.  We are a busy law firm.  This person's primary job duties will be: reception, client service, and assisting lawyers and other professional staff with office needs.  There is an expectation of upward mobility (FYI - all of our previous receptionists have moved up whether as paralegals or as enrolled agents).
While no experience is necessary, applicants should be self-motivated and able to function in a high pressure and demanding environment. You will often be the first voice heard, … (0 comments)

green sklarz llc: The View from IRS Appeals: A Chat with Andy Keyso Chief of IRS Appeals - 01/21/20 06:51 AM
Listen in on this weeks episode as I am joined by a very special guest, Andrew Keyso, the former IRS Chief of Staff and current Acting Chief of Appeals. During this talk Andy discusses the impact of the Taxpayer First Act, where Appeals is heading, the role of the hazards of litigation, and what taxpayers need to know about their hearing with the IRS Independent Office of Appeals, and much more!

green sklarz llc: Criminal Tax New Haven CT: Former New Haven Tax Preparer is Sentenced - 01/15/20 06:41 AM
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DEVON WILLIAMS, 30, of Atlanta, Georgia, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to eight months of imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release, for preparing false tax returns
According to court documents and statements made in court, Williams formerly owned and operated Perfect Preparers, LLC, a tax preparation business based in New Haven.  Between approximately 2014 and 2017, Williams prepared numerous federal tax returns for clients that contained inflated deductions, including false deductions for unreimbursed employee expenses, charitable donations, and mortgage … (0 comments)

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Your IRS Tax Litigator

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