Join us on Friday, April 24 at 2:00 pm ET for a casual conversation with Duncan Riley, Director of the Conciliation Bureau at the New York City Department of Finance. Duncan has been the Director of the Conciliation Bureau since the Bureau’s inception in 1992. Previously, Duncan held positions in the Department as Deputy Director of the Office of Technical Services in the Tax Policy Division, and as Assistant Unit Manager in the Audit Training Group.
The Conciliation Bureau provides an informal and confidential avenue to resolve tax disputes related to a variety of New York City taxes, including the Business Corporation Tax, Unincorporated Business Tax, Real Property Transfer Tax, Commercial Rent Tax, and Utility Tax.
Duncan and his fellow Conciliators regularly settle disputes prior to any administrative or judicial appeal. In our experience, Duncan and his fellow Conciliators settle the vast majority of disputes that they hear.
We will talk to Duncan about his perspective on the Conciliation Bureau’s role in heading off litigation and brokering resolutions to tax disputes, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the Conciliation Bureau’s work.