The IRS updated its streamlined offshore compliance program to provide procedures taxpayers residing both inside and outside the United States should use to participate in the program. The streamlined offshore compliance program is for taxpayers whose failure to comply with requirements to report
The IRS recently released frequently asked questions for the Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures (available here). The IRS now states that these procedures are available to taxpayers even if they have unreported income. See below quote: The Delinquent International Information
The Internal Revenue Service’s collection efforts need to be improved to make sure that delinquent taxpayers residing in foreign countries comply with their U.S. tax obligations, according to a new government report. The report, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax
Our office has received many inquiries from taxpayers interested in the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures with the new lower penalty. However IRS guidance and instructions was unclear and ambiguous in certain areas. Last week, on October 9, 2014, the Internal
The IRS has simplified the process of entering the OVDP Program by issuing the following forms: Form 14457 – Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Letter Form 14454 – Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program Letter Attachment The new forms (the old forms were simple Word documents)
What Is The Difference Between the SDOP and the Current OVDP program? The Streamlined Offshore Procedures (SDOP and SFOP) liberalizes the old restrictions and rewards taxpayers that disclose their offshore assets with a lower penalty and a very low tax.
The IRS has just recently updated the Streamlined Procedure forms for both its “foreign” (SFOP) and “domestic” (SDOP) procedures. All of the information can now be typed directly into the fields. The statement of facts can be cut and pasted