Tag Archive for Tax Attorney in Florida

DOJ Continues To Prosecute Offshore Bankers Who Have Aided Taxpayers To Avoid US Taxes!

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Bloomberg News reports that federal prosecutors in Manhattan filed an expanded indictment Wednesday against former Wegelin & Co. bankers Roger Keller, Urs Frei and Michael Berlinka.

On Wednesday, August 28, 2013 we posted U.S. Turns Up The Pressure On Swiss Banks! where we discussed that thousands of Swiss bank workers have seen their data handed over to justice authorities in the United States and are now living with a considerable amount of uncertainty.

Now three Swiss bankers accused in 2012 of helping Americans hide more than $1.2 billion from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service face new charges of obstructing the Read more

UBS Whistleblower Bradley Birkenfeld Subpoenaed By French Authorities


A former UBS AG banker whose disclosures led the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the Swiss bank for helping its American clients evade taxes has asked a Florida federal judge for permission to travel to France to aid in that country’s scrutiny of the bank, after receiving a subpoena from a French magistrate judge.

Bradley Birkenfeld filed a motion on Friday saying he had received a subpoena to appear before French Magistrate Judge Guillaume Daieff in Paris later this month to help the judge and French law enforcement with their investigation into the bank’s activities.

“The subpoena commands Mr. Birkenfeld to assist the investigation by appearing before him to provide testimony in his chambers,” the motion said. “Through French counsel, Read more

IRS Begins Limited Test of Providing Appointments at 10 Walk-In Locations

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The Internal Revenue Service announced today a limited test in 10 of its larger Tax Assistance Centers around the country to determine if an appointment-based service approach can help reduce taxpayer wait times during a time of severe budget cuts.

While the IRS believes this approach will benefit taxpayers by helping them avoid long waits in line that they otherwise might have experienced, the IRS is testing this process during the tax filing season to ensure this is a more efficient approach for taxpayers.

“During a challenging filing season with a very limited budget, we need to find ways to increase our efficiency and still provide the best service possible to taxpayers,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “My hope is that this test increases the level of customer Read more

Streamlined OVDP’s “Nonwillful Narrative” Requirement

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Taxpayers using either the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Procedures or the Streamlined Domestic Offshore Procedures, will be required to certify, that the failure to report all income, pay all tax and submit all required information returns, including FBARs (FinCEN Form 114, previously Form TD F 90-22,1) was due to Non-Willful Conduct.

The IRS’s OVDP Streamlined Procedures Forms require taxpayers to provide a narrative statement of facts, explaining their failure to disclose their offshore assets, or the IRS will consider the applications incomplete and the taxpayer won’t get Streamline Relief. The IRS Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures website provides:

“Failure to submit this statement, or submission of an incomplete or otherwise Read more