Legal Ethics

IRS Suspends Ex-Foley Hoag Tax Partner for Failing to File Tax Return

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A former Foley Hoag tax partner who failed to file a tax return and missed the deadline to file five other returns has been suspended from practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

The IRS announced a 48-month suspension of Kevin Kilduff in a press release Thursday. TaxProf Blog identified Kilduff as a former Foley Hoag partner (PDF) and included background on the case.

Kilduff, a former IRS lawyer, asserted two defenses, according to a 2008 decision by the IRS Office of Professional Responsibility. First, he argued that the action was part of a vendetta by an IRS officer because of his zealous representation of a client. Second, Kilduff maintained that he was late in filing a couple returns because of time spent caring for his parents.

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