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Beyond The FBAR

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Other Civil Penalties Lying In Wait For The Unwary Taxpayer With Undisclosed Offshore Assets

With all of the focus on FBAR penalties when it comes to foreign asset reporting, it’s easy to overlook the others, some of which can be just as onerous as the FBAR penalty itself. What other pestilent civil penalties are lying in wait for the unwary taxpayer who decides not to participate in one of the IRS’s voluntary disclosure programs and is subsequently audited?

I. Failure to File a Tax Return Penalty

The civil penalty applicable for failure to timely file returns is section 6651(a)(1). This Read more