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1st U.S. Prosecution For False Expatriation Statement

Ron Marini

The IRS has been hunting for offshore income and accounts continues unabated well beyond UBS as evidenced by a former client of Credit Suisse Group AG who pleaded guilty to hiding $200 million from U.S. tax authorities.

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Financial Advisors Are Turning Over Your Names To The IRS

Ron Marini

The Government has added another Financial Advisor since October of 2016, Michael A. Behr, (effective 1/25/17) to their list of Offshore Banks and Foreign Financial Advisors which are turning over the names of their US Account Holders, who are now subject to a 50% (rather than 27.5%) penalty in the IRS’s Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP). This penalty is based on the highest account balance measured over up to eight years.

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Filing Season Is Here – Did You File Your Extension?

John Dundon

Tax day is upon us – remember to at least get you application for automatic extension request electronically filed or post marked today using IRS Form 4868.

Keep in mind this extension request is for additional TIME TO FILE the income tax forms. It is NOT a request for an extension of TIME TO PAY income taxes due.

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You Owe The IRS And May Qualify For An Offer-In-Compromise

Barry Fowler, offer-in-compromise, late tax filing

If you’re squeamish about filing your taxes because you owe back taxes and aren’t in a position to pay in full, you might be able to qualify for an Offer-in-Compromise (OIC). Depending on how much you owe, you could potentially save thousands of dollars in taxes, penalties, and interest by qualifying for an IRS offer-in-compromise settlement.

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Procrastinators Of The World Unite – File Your Taxes!

Manasa Nadig, tax payers, filing deadline

Are you a straggler when it comes to filing taxes? You are not alone! There are many who dread the idea, in fact I know of many tax consultants who have someone else file their own. If you are the glass-half-empty type, then brace yourself, April 18th is right around the corner and the clock is ticking. If you are the eternal optimist, then yes, you still have time to get all your documents together and well, file an extension so you have more time to keep calm and file your taxes.

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Tax Court Rules For Amazon Against The IRS

Ron Marini

In 2015, Amazon was bitterly locked in a $1.5 billion transfer pricing dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over an arrangement it inked with a European subsidiary, and the outcome of the case, which is sitting in U.S. Tax Court, is being closely watched by multinationals and tax lawyers alike.

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Is Your Refund Part Of The $1B Unclaimed?

Barry Fowler

If you haven’t filed your 2013 taxes you could have a refund among the more than $1 billion that the IRS has stated is unclaimed.

That’s right. Just recently the IRS stated that it has more than $1 billion worth of unclaimed tax refunds for people who have not filed their 2013 taxes. They indicate that there are roughly 1 million people who have not filed and have not claimed their refunds.

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Did Mr. FBAR Pay A Surprise Visit To Canada?

John Richardson

This is one more of my posts about Mr. FBAR. Mr. FBAR is a mean, nasty vicious thug who has no place in any civilized society.

Thomas Jefferson once said:

Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.

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Storm Extension – IRS Gives Extra Time To File Form 7004

We ran an article from John Dundon yesterday mentioning the deadline to file From 7004 was March 15th. If you have not been able to to file that form for an extension due to the storm, the IRS is deciding to grant you extra time.

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How Much Can You Deduct For Donating Used Goods?

John Dundon

Without a doubt one of the best ways for us middle-class folks to reduce our income tax burden is to donate charitably with intent. Most of my clients find themselves pleasantly surprised at the tax benefits received when they go through the exercise of donating gently used household items to charity.

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IRS Investigators Raid Caterpillar Over Swiss Profits

Ron Marini

Caterpillar Inc., an American manufacturing icon, used a wholly owned Swiss affiliate to shift $8 billion in profits from the United States to Switzerland to take advantage of a special 4 to 6% corporate tax rate it negotiated with the Swiss government and defer or avoid paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes to date, a new report from Sen. Carl Levin, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations shows.

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IRS Committed To Stopping Offshore Tax Cheating

Ron Marini

The Internal Revenue Service today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its 2017 list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen.”

Since the first Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) opened in 2009, there have been more than 55,800 disclosures and the IRS has collected more than $9.9 billion from this initiative alone.In addition, another 48,000 taxpayers have made use of separate streamlined procedures to correct prior non-willful omissions and meet their federal tax obligations, paying approximately $450 million in taxes, interest and penalties.

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