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SLIP-SHOD STREAMLINED NON-WILLFUL CERTICATIONS WILL CAUSE TROUBLE AND EXPENSE THAT WILL EXCEED THE COST SAVINGS FROM HIRING A LESS EXPERIENCED TAX ATTORNEY

Some who call me shop around after we speak seeking a less expensive tax attorney. My billing rate is at the lower range of what equally experienced AV-rated tax attorneys charge. I know how much time at a minimum it … Continue reading

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ROBERT S. STEINBERG RECEIVES TOP 1% AMERICA’S MOST HONORED PROFESSIONAL AWARD FOR 2016

Below is a copy of a press release regarding my being awarded the above honor. In my over forty years of tax practice I have endeavored to maintain my personal commitment to professionalism and have attempted to represent with compassion … Continue reading

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WAITING IS A DANGEROUS GAME FOR THOSE STILL NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH FOREIGN REPORTING RULES

Over 55,000 taxpayers have come into compliance by entering the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program. An untold number of less culpable non-willful taxpayers have come into compliance under the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures.  Some with reasonable cause have used the delinquent … Continue reading

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OFFSHORE NONCOMPLIANCE: THE NIGHTMARE THAT MORNING DOES NOT END

From every bad dream there is an awakening. Morning brings you back to sanguinity.For those with offshore activities who are out of compliance with U.S. tax law, however,  morning will not come unless and until they undertake some course of … Continue reading

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FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS ON STREAMLINED FILINGS

A Tax Analysts Tax Notes article (Richman, Nathan J., “International Tax Enforcement Efforts Include Civil Tools”) quoted Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Department of Justice Tax Division, Caroline Ciraolo who was speaking at the March 4th Federal Bar Association … Continue reading

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THE CLOCK IS TICKING ON THE 27.5% OVDP OFFSHORE PENALTY (AS OPPOSED TO 50%) FOR THOSE WITH ACCOUNTS AT BANKS SOON TO BE ADDED TO THE IRS BAD BANKS LIST

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 29, 2015 announced that four more Swiss banks had entered into non-prosecution agreements (NPA), namely: Societe Generale Private Banking (Lugano-Svizzera) SA (effective 5/28/15) MediBank AG (effective 5/28/15) LBBW (Schweiz) AG (effective 5/28/15) Scobag … Continue reading

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NON-WILLFUL FBAR PENALTY: TAXPAYER FOUND BY DISTRICT COURT TO LACK REASONABLE CAUSE FOR HAVING FAILED TO FILE FBARS. COURT ALSO RULES AGAINST TAXPAYER ON DUE PROCESS AND EXCESSIVE FINE ARGUMENTS.

After James Moore had filed amended returns and delinquent FBARS, the IRS assessed against him maximum non-willful FBAR penalties of $10,000 for each of the years 2005 through 2008, for a total of $40,000.  Instead of waiting for the Treasury … Continue reading

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