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- Posts by Tom CullinanShareholder
Tom Cullinan is a Shareholder in the Firm's Atlanta office. Tom joined the Firm from the IRS, where he served as the Counselor to the IRS Commissioner and then as the acting IRS Chief of Staff.
While at the IRS, Tom was a member of the ...
Millions of Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims have been filed with the IRS as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, with millions of taxpayers already receiving their refunds and others still waiting to receive refund checks. The IRS audits and Appeals work has commenced with a fury at a dizzying pace. While many appropriate ERC claims have been filed, the IRS has seen a number of erroneous claims as well. On December 21st, the IRS launched a new initiative to address the issue of erroneous ERC claims. The Voluntary Disclosure Program, part of a broader IRS effort to ...
Recently, the IRS has been devoting substantial resources to its investigation of Malta Pension Plans. Just this month, the IRS Criminal Investigation division served summonses on multiple entities and persons who it believes were involved with such plans, and has proposed making the transaction a “listed” transaction. Either action would be noteworthy, but that combined activity tells a story of deep IRS scrutiny. This article discusses that activity, and provides some high-level options for affected taxpayers.
The Latest Listed Transaction: the Maltese Pension
On June ...