Make Sure You have Filed FATCA Compliance Certifications

We have recently published the below article in Money Life, a weekly online finance magazine. https://www.moneylife.in/article/make-sure-you-have-filed-fatca-compliance-certifications/56190.html Many Indian banks and financial institutions have in recent years been requesting customers to complete a “FATCA Compliance Certificate”.  The reason for the request

Should I aggregate different businesses for wage and qualified property calculation purposes, or consider them to be separate on to maximize my 20% Section 199A deduction?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

Should my business pay more wages or have qualified property to have a full 20% of profits Section 199A deduction, if you are a high earner taxpayer?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

Is my trade or business a “Specified Service Trade or Business” and is my taxable income more than the amount that permits me to have a full 20% Section 199A deduction?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

If you are a landlord, what changes need to be made to assure that you can be considered to be an active trade or business to qualify for the Section 199A deduction if you have net income from the rentals?

Internal Revenue Code Section 199A was enacted as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), and slightly modified in 2018. This provision provides a tax deduction of up to 20% of the net income that a taxpayer receives

IRS Has New Procedures for Scrutinizing Quiet Disclosures

A Quiet Disclosure occurs when a person intentionally files tax returns (either amended or original returns, FBARs, and/or other International Informational Returns) outside of one of the IRS’ formal voluntary disclosure In other words, the individual submits the returns and

Significant FBAR Penalties Upheld by Court

Taxpayers have lost and the US Internal Revenue Service has scored a victory over the taxpayer in Kimble v USA, a court case concerning the reporting of foreign bank accounts. The taxpayer, Alice Kimble, held Swiss accounts at both HSBC and UBS in

Analysis: IRS New Disclosure Program

On November 29, 2018, the IRS released a memorandum that addressed the process for all voluntary disclosures following the end of the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”) on September 28, 2018. The new voluntary disclosure procedure provides uniformity to offshore

IRS Updated Voluntary Disclosure Practice is a Game-Changer

Last week the IRS released a memorandum with new procedures for  an “Updated Voluntary Disclosure Practice” impacting all voluntary disclosures. The new updated voluntary disclosure practice (VDP) is a game-changer for offshore voluntary disclosures for US persons with unreported foreign assets. The

New Jersey Tax Amnesty program

Today the New Jersey Division of Taxation announced the launch of their Tax Amnesty program. The program is intended to provide individuals and businesses with the opportunity to pay back taxes or file past returns with no penalties and reduced

The IRS can revoke your passport

If you do not pay your taxes, the IRS may revoke your passport. As the National Taxpayer Advocate (NTA) Nina E. Olson has recently pointed out in her blog, when a taxpayer is notified of such pending revocation, that the taxpayer, nor

New Jersey Enacts Tax Amnesty Bill

Enacted legislation requires the New Jersey Division of Taxation to establish a 90-day state tax amnesty period that ends no later than January 15, 2019. The Legislature had previously passed a bill requiring a six-month amnesty period that had to

The TCJA and the Future of American Taxpayers

Our article on the new tax law was published today by the American Bar Association below… https://www.americanbar.org/groups/gpsolo/publications/gpsolo_ereport/2018/june-2018/tcja-future-american-taxpayers.html The TCJA and the Future of American Taxpayers Vol. 7, No. 11 Parag Patel and Anannya Tripathy Parag Patel, Esq., is a tax attorney in

2018 ABA COMMENTS ON THE OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM AND THE STREAMLINED PROGRAMS

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”).

IRS reminds those with foreign assets about U.S. tax obligations

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

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

FBAR statute of limitations court case ruling

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 65-Day Rule: What Every Trustee Should Know about Taxes

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

Some FBAR Deadlines Extended

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

IRS Advisory: Prepaid Real Property Taxes May Be Deductible in 2017 if Assessed and Paid in 2017

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

New 2018 Tax Law’s Business Tax Changes

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,

New 2018 Tax Law’s Individual Tax Changes: New Tax Brackets, Credits and Deductions

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,

4 tax strategies before Jan. 1 to lower your tax bill under the new tax law

  Give more to charity in 2017. Have you been meaning to donate? If so, get it done by year’s end. It helps reduce your income this year when tax rates are higher. Plus, you might not end up itemizing

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