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.
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
President Donald Trump signed the new 2018 tax law “Tax Cuts & Jobs Act” (TCJA) last week. The new TCJA law is a sweeping overhaul of the tax code. Generally, the provisions in the TCJA take effect on January 1,
The Government of India continues to crackdown on self-certifications and know your customer (KYC) compliance for financial accountholders. Earlier this month the government said that the account holders of any financial institutions need to provide self-certification of compliance under US
The Internal Revenue Service today reminded U.S. citizens and resident aliens, including those with dual citizenship, to check if they have a U.S. tax liability and a filing requirement. At the same time, the agency advised anyone with a foreign
U.S. taxpayers with unreported foreign accounts or assets are in a challenging position. The IRS has repeatedly announced that it is devoting resources to finding and penalizing taxpayers who do not disclose such offshore accounts and assets. In addition, many U.S. taxpayers,
US-India Cooperation: In 2015, India and the US signed an agreement to implement the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) that will facilitate exchange of information between the two countries starting on October 1, 2015. Under the agreement, Indian financial
There are many missed opportunities to solve tax problems with the IRS through the IRS Appeals office. Below is a list of the most common IRS letters and notices affording an IRS appeals opportunity. Letter 11 – Final Notice of