We are members of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, which on May 2, 2018 submitted comments to the IRS on the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”), the Streamlined Domestic Offshore Program (“SDOP”), and the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Program (“SFOP”).
There is a debate as to the “burden of proof” that must be met by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in asserting that an FBAR violation was “willful”. This is significant because those who willfully fail to file the required
The IRS again reminded taxpayers yesterday about their reporting obligations for foreign assets and income. The reminder again represents the IRS’ targeted enforcement of tax laws for reporting obligations for foreign assets and income. Taxpayers should take notice and become compliant. The
This year taxpayers who either were denied access to or withdrew from the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) have been receiving Letter 5935 (HERE) from the IRS notifying them that they need to come into compliance with U.S. reporting requirements
Run to the Door: IRS Terminates Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) effective September 28, 2018
IRS Issue Number: IR-2018-52 IRS to end offshore voluntary disclosure program; Taxpayers with undisclosed foreign assets urged to come forward now WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service today announced it will begin to ramp down the 2014 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program
A resident of Connecticut who was originally from Korea has been hit with a record civil penalty of $14M, a six month prison sentence, and a fine of $100,000 for failing to report Swiss bank accounts totaling around $28M, the
In its first decision of 2018, the US Tax Court considered whether the six-year statute of limitations in Code Section 6501(e)(1)(A)(ii) applied to a taxpayer who failed to file Foreign Bank Account Reporting, or FBAR forms from 2006 through 2008.
Happy New Year! With the close of the calendar year behind us, tax season is just beginning for individuals and many entities. If you are serving as the trustee of a complex trust, however, it’s not too late to take
Last week the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) again extended the deadline for certain financial professionals to file foreign bank accounting reporting forms known as FBARs. In FinCEN Notice 2017-1, FinCEN announced a further extension of time for certain
The Internal Revenue Service advised tax professionals today that pre-paying 2018 state and local real property taxes in 2017 may be tax deductible under certain circumstances. The new tax law signed last week in Washington prohibited the deduction of prepaid