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CAUTION: IRS MAY ALREADY HAVE YOUR NAME OR WILL SOON. OFFSHORE DRAGNET LEADS UNNAMED FOREIGN BANKS TO COOPERATE

Some still out in the cold with offshore financial accounts take comfort in the fact that their bank has not yet been indicted or named in any publicly announced IRS investigation.  Well, here is some sobering news to shake confidence … Continue reading

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MORE STORM CLOUDS FOR HIDDEN OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS

The holes in which to hide for offshore tax cheats are steadily being filled up.  Those who have not entered the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, will find no comfort in some recent news, namely: Bank Frey, the “Truly Swiss, … Continue reading

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MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IMPACT ON TAX FILINGS AND OVDP SUBMISSIONS

The IRS has updated in webpage with information, “IRS Operations During the Lapse in Appropriations.” http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Operations-During-The-Lapse-In-appropriations Some additional guidance: E-filed returns will be processed normally although refunds will not be issued. Paper returns can be filed but will not be … Continue reading

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UPDATE ON IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SHUT-DOWN ON IRS AND TAX COURT OPERATIONS

As reported by the Journal of Accountancy as of October 1, 2013: IRS OPERATIONS ONGOING Processing tax returns submitted with payments. Processing all e-filed returns. Filing deadlines remain as required by law.  Thus, individual returns must be filed by 10/15/13 … Continue reading

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IMPACT OF GOVERNMENT SHUT-DOWN ON IRS

The IRS has announced what is operational and not during the government shut-down.  Below is the text of the IRS announcement.  IRS Operations During The Lapse In Appropriations Due to the current lapse in appropriations, IRS operations are limited. However, the underlying … 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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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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IRS ISSUES RULES FOR SAME-SEX COUPLES

On August 29, 2013 the Department of the Treasury and IRS jointly announced issuance of tax filing guidance for same-sex couples in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in U.S. v. Windsor, 570 U.S. __, 133 S. Ct. 2675 … Continue reading

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HOW DIFFICULT IS IT FOR A FOREIGN COUNTRY TO OBTAIN TAX INFORMATION UNDER AN INCOME TAX TREATY WITH THE U.S.?

Many non-residents or U.S. tax residents holding a passport of another country worry about the U.S. government sharing information about their U.S. financial activities with their home country. Solomon Juan Marcos Villarreal (Villlarreal), a Mexican national, tried to block the … Continue reading

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E-FILING OF FBARS NOW MANDATORY

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) has issued its Final Notice requiring the electronic filing of most Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) reports by July 1, 2012. The mandated reports filed by financial institutions include: Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) filed by … Continue reading

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