Category Archives: 2012 OVDP

106 SWISS BANKS AGREE TO NAME NAMES OF US DEPOSITORS

My post of September 6, 2013, “Heat on Offshore Tax Evaders Turned up: DOJ Offers Swiss Government Sanctioned Deal to Smaller Swiss Banks,” described in some detail the Swiss Bank Settlement Program (SBSP) under which Swiss banks not already under … Continue reading

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THE OFFSHORE DOMINOES ARE TUMBLING DOWN AND CREDIT SWISS WILL SOON FOLD

The Wall Street Journal reported today (“Credit Swiss Nears Tax-Cheat Deal,” by John Letzing, Francesco Guerrera and David Enrich) ) that Credit Swiss, Switzerland’s second largest bank, is said to be in serious negotiations with the Department of Justice to … Continue reading

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IT’S GOOD TO BE RICH: BEANIE BABY FOUNDER GOES FREE

Part T of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Manual deals with “Offenses Involving Taxation.” The Introductory Commentary states: The criminal tax laws are designed to protect the public interest in preserving the integrity of the nation’s tax system.  Criminal tax prosecutions … Continue reading

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WHY NOW IS A PROPITIOUS TIME FOR THOSE WITH UNREPORTED OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS TO MAKE A VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE?

One oddity about the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) is that the FBAR years included in the criminal and reduced penalty partial-amnesty period are geared to one’s income tax filings.  (IRS OVDP FAQ 9) Thus, once a correct income tax … Continue reading

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IRS AND DOJ BANK DISCLOSURE SNOWBALL KEEPS ROLLING DOWNHILL BECOMING LARGER WITH EACH TURN

The Department of Justice (DOJ) website correctly states that the division’s investigations encompass “an ever-widening circle of banks.”  Recent events prove this statement true. Investigations are under-way on 14 of the largest banks in Switzerland, and banks in India, Israel … Continue reading

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LATEST DOJ ATTACK ON OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS: JOHN DOE SUMMONSES ISSUED TO U.S. CORRESPONDENT BANKS OF OFFSHORE BANKS

By now, I’m sure anyone owning an undisclosed offshore bank account has become familiar with the term, “John Doe Summons.”  After all, following the IRS issuing a John Doe Summons to UBS, it announced the 2009 OVDP, and about 15,000 … Continue reading

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ACCIDENTAL U.S. TAX RESIDENTS CAUGHT IN OFFSHORE DISCLOSURE WEB

One of the difficult aspects of U.S. tax law for foreign persons to understand is how they become accidental U.S. tax residents.  Even those here without a Green Card on non-immigration visas, can be required in any given year to … Continue reading

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