On January 17, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the appointment of Lawrence (Larry) Sannicandro, tax partner with McCarter & English, LLP, to the IRS Advisory Council (IRSAC). The IRSAC serves as a federal advisory committee to the IRS Commissioner that provides an organized public forum for IRS officials and representatives of the public to discuss tax administration issues. IRSAC members provide constructive observations regarding current or proposed IRS policies, programs, and procedures.
Larry focuses his practice on federal and state tax controversies, including representation in audits, administrative appeals, collection matters, summons proceedings, criminal tax investigations and prosecutions, and litigation in the United States Tax Court, federal district and appellate courts, and state tax tribunals. He has extensive experience providing tax-related advice with respect to original tax return reporting positions on a broad range of substantive tax issues, amending tax returns, filing and litigating claims for refund, challenging civil tax penalties, reporting foreign assets and income, and making voluntary disclosures.
“This is an important and historic time for the IRS. I’m honored to have been appointed to this important body, and I look forward to lending my experience to help achieve efficient and effective tax administration,” Sannicandro said.