Category Archives: DELINQUENT RETURN

IRS OFFICIALS ANSWER CIVIL AND CRIMINAL OFFSHORE QUESTIONS

On February 24, 2015 I participated in an ABA Tax Section Webinar, “Answering Your Criminal and Civil Offshore Disclosure Questions.”  On the Webinar panel were two IRS officials:  David W. Horton, Director, IRS International Individual Compliance; and John C. McDougal, … Continue reading

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MORE ON RETURNS OF SAME-SEX COUPLES

It is noteworthy that the IRS announced new rules for same-sex couples  (Rev. Rul. 2013-17) discussed in my post of 9/3/2013 (IRS Issues Rules for Same-Sex Couples) applies to original or amended tax returns filed on or after September 16, 2013.  This means … Continue reading

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OVDP OR NOTHING AT ALL

The 1939 song, “All or Nothing at All,” (by Arthur Altman and Jack Lawrence) made popular by Frank Sinatra might be sung in a new version by IRS, “OVDP or Nothing at All.” The Bank Secrecy Act contains draconian penalties … Continue reading

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WHAT CONDUCT WILL TRIGGER THE 75% CIVIL FRAUD PENALTY OF IRC SECTION 6663?

 In Ward v. Commissioner, T.C. Memo. 2013-133 (May 29, 2013), Mr. Ward sought redetermination of an IRS proposed deficiency on a number of grounds. This post addresses only his disputation of the civil fraud penalty proposed.  Judge Kerrigan’s decision contains … Continue reading

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IRS FIRST TIME ABATE POLICY PROVIDES PENALTY RELIEF IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS

The IRS today clarified its policy with regard to abatement of certain penalties for first time offenders.  The policy was modified to clarify that relief applies only where the taxpayer is current with all tax filings and tax payments. See IRM … Continue reading

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IRS TO GET MORE EASY PICKINGS OF OFFSHORE FRUIT

Two high level IRS Criminal Investigation (CI) officials participated an American Bar Association, Tax Section, Webinar, “Criminal Tax Enforcement Hot Topics: The IRS Perspective,” (March 20, 2013).  Edward “Ted” Cronin is the Division Counsel/ Associates Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) … Continue reading

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STILL OUT IN THE COLD? IRS LEAVES OPEN DOOR FOR VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE – 2012 OVDP

As Global Warming is said to be melting the arctic glaciers, safe havens for offshore tax scofflaws are dwindling from increasingly strident global economic pressure applied to tax haven jurisdictions. Now, tax haven countries wishing to participate in the global … Continue reading

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