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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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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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HIGH NOON IS DRAWING NEARER FOR THOSE STILL OUT IN THE COLD WITH UNREPORTED OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS

In director Fred Zinnemann’s iconic western, “High Noon,” (1952), Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is the retiring lawman in a small town. On the day of his wedding to Ana Fowler (Grace Kelley) he learns that Frank Miller whom he’d sent … 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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