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We are an experienced tax law firm serving clients nationwide.

 

Foreign Asset Planning

It is not unlawful to have foreign bank accounts. However, U.S. taxpayers must disclose the existence of such accounts, and report any income derived from them to the Internal Revenue Service.

 

Wills Trusts And Estate Planing

Our law firm provides highly-personalized, responsive service to estate planning clients as we counsel them at all the critical stages of their lives.

 

Estate Administration

The death of a loved one may be difficult enough to endure without having to worry about the ensuing estate matters.

 

Our Latest Blog Posts

The TCJA and the Future of American Taxpayers

Our article on the new tax law was published today by the American Bar Association below... https://www.americanbar.org/groups/gpsolo/publications/gpsolo_ereport/2018/june-2018/tcja-future-american-taxpayers.html The TCJA and the Future of American Taxpayers Vol. 7, No. 11 Parag Patel and Anannya Tripathy Parag Patel, Esq., is a tax attorney in New Jersey and

Federal District Court Holds that FBAR Penalties in Excess of $100,000 is Unlawful

Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in U.S. v. Colliot, determined that an individual who repeatedly failed to timely file Form TD F 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, commonly referred to as an FBAR, could not be penalized in excess of the $100,000 regulatory maximum even though the relevant statute allows higher

2018 ABA COMMENTS ON THE OFFSHORE VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURE PROGRAM AND THE STREAMLINED PROGRAMS

We are members of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, which on May 2, 2018 submitted comments to the IRS on the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”), the Streamlined Domestic Offshore Program (“SDOP”), and the Streamlined Foreign Offshore Program (“SFOP”). We co-authored the ABA comments. The comments are very constructive. It is

New FBAR Court Case Makes it Easier for Taxpayers to be Deemed Willful

There is a debate as to the “burden of proof” that must be met by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in asserting that an FBAR violation was “willful”.  This is significant because those who willfully fail to file the required FBAR on a timely basis, can be assessed a penalty of up to the greater of $100,000 (as adjusted for inflation) or 50% of the balance in the