Category Archives: STREAMLINED FILING COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES

IRS Committed to Stopping Offshore Tax Cheating; Remains on “Dirty Dozen” List of Tax Scams for 2017

IRS Newswire Issue No. IR-2017-35, February 16, 2017 is reproduced below in its entirety. WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its 2017 list of tax … Continue reading

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2016 FILING STRATEGY FOR OFFSHORE NONCOMPLIANT TAXPAYERS

I have previously posted on the need for those who are still out of compliance with U.S. tax law to become compliant with their 2016 tax and FBAR filings. “See post of 11/17/16 Taxpayers Must Become Compliant with U.S. Offshore … Continue reading

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SLIP-SHOD STREAMLINED NON-WILLFUL CERTICATIONS WILL CAUSE TROUBLE AND EXPENSE THAT WILL EXCEED THE COST SAVINGS FROM HIRING A LESS EXPERIENCED TAX ATTORNEY

Some who call me shop around after we speak seeking a less expensive tax attorney. My billing rate is at the lower range of what equally experienced AV-rated tax attorneys charge. I know how much time at a minimum it … Continue reading

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TAXPAYERS MUST BECOME COMPLIANT WITH U.S. OFFSHORE TAX FILING REQUIREMENTS AND FBAR REPORTING BY 2016 – TIME MAY BE RUNNING OUT ON NON-WILLFULNESS CLAIMS

For some time now, I’ve been receiving frequent calls from U.S. citizens or Green Card holders living outside of the U.S. and U.S. citizens, Green Card holders and residents living in the U.S. who have been out of compliance with … Continue reading

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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND IRS CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON CATCHING OFFSHORE TAX CHEATS

The Department of Justice Tax Division on August 17 released a transcript of comments made by Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Caroline D. Ciraolo, who had spoken at the Panama Bankers Association Anti-Money-Laundering Conference.in Panama City, Panama. Some take-aways from … Continue reading

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STREAMIINED FILING COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ADDRESS ONE CONCERN AND CREATE ANOTHER

The IRS occasionally posts updates to its Frequently Asked Questions for the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, both for taxpayers residing in and outside of the United States. The last update of the FAQs was made by IRS on July 18, … Continue reading

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THE DANGER OF RELYING ON MEMORY IN STREAMLINED NONWILLFUL CERTIFICATIONS

A Wall Street Journal article of July 27, 2016, “How Inaccurate Memories Can Be Good for You,” by Sue Shelenbarger, discusses a number of studies that found benefits to people from even inaccurate memories. More important that accuracy is that … Continue reading

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