Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Serious Non Compliance has other Tax Consequences as well

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Joshua D. Blank (NYU) presents Collateral Compliance, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (2013), at Florida today as part of its Tax Policy Workshop Series hosted by Yariv Brauner and Omri Marian:

As most of us are aware, the failure to comply with the tax law can lead to civil and criminal tax penalties. But tax noncompliance has other consequences as well. Collateral sanctions for tax noncompliance, which are imposed on top of tax penalties and are often administered by agencies other than the taxing authority, increasingly apply to individuals who have failed to obey the tax law. They range from denial of hunting permits to suspension of driver’s licenses to revocation of passports. Further, as the recent Supreme Court case Kawashima v. Holder demonstrates, some individuals who are subject to tax penalties for committing tax offenses involving “fraud or deceit” may even face deportation from the United States. Criminal law scholars have written dozens of articles on the collateral consequences of convictions. Yet tax scholars have virtually ignored collateral tax sanctions, even though their use by the federal and state governments is growing. Blank Presents Collateral Compliance

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