Tag Archives: 2012 OVDP

HEAT ON OFFSHORE TAX EVADERS TURNED UP: DOJ OFFERS SWISS GOVERNMENT SANCTIONED DEAL TO SMALLER SWISS BANKS

Recent developments have turned up the heat on offshore tax holders who have or have had unreported bank accounts in Switzerland: On August 29, 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Swiss Federal Department of Finance issued a joint … Continue reading

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ARE OFFSHORE CHEATS GETTING OFF TOO EASY?

A recent Wall Street Journal Article, “Leniency for Offshore Cheats,” by Laura Saunders cited statistics that reveal a discrepancy between sentences handed down in offshore cases versus those dolled out in tax shelter criminal cases.  The article reports: The average … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE PROBES EXPAND BEYOND SWITZERLAND: NOMINEE ENTITY FAILS TO SHIELD TRUE ACCOUNT OWNER

Two recent guilty pleas in a California District Court, announced in April by the DOJ, should shake what complacency remains for those with unreported offshore accounts outside of Switzerland.  The IRS can find you even if your account is in … 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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OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE UPDATE – JANUARY 2013

LEVEL OF PARTICIPATION IN PROGRAMS On June 26, 2012 the IRS had released IR-2012-64, which stated:  Shulman (IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman) said the IRS offshore voluntary disclosure programs have so far resulted in the collection of more than $5 billion … Continue reading

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OVDP 2012 UPDATE

The third formal Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP 2012) was announced on January 9, 2012. The IRS finally got around to posting Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on its website on June 26, 2012.  The Tax Wars Blog post on August 6, … 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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