IRS Announces New Statistics Regarding Voluntary Disclosures

Since the initiation of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) which originally began in 2009 and the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures first offered on September 1, 2012, the IRS recently reported that more than 54,000 taxpayers have come forward

Top myths of US tax compliance for Foreign Accountholders

There is a lot of misinformation so we decided to debunk the top myths of US tax compliance. Myth #1: I don’t have to file US taxes if I live abroad. The US is one of the few countries who

Offshore Compliance Programs Generate $8 Billion; IRS Urges People to Take Advantage of Voluntary Disclosure Programs

The IRS issued the below interesting press release last week… IR-2015-116, Oct. 16, 2015 WASHINGTON — With more than 54,000 taxpayers coming in to participate in offshore disclosure programs since 2009, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded U.S. taxpayers with undisclosed

IRS posts its “wins” involving offshore accounts Offshore Tax-Avoidance and IRS Compliance Efforts The IRS continues to uncover abusive tax-avoidance schemes involving offshore activity. Find information here pertaining to Union Bank of Switzerland (UBS). Aug. 19, 2009, Announcement and Documents IRS to Receive Unprecedented Amount of

The IRS publishes new proposed regulations for tax on transfers from covered expatriates

The IRS published new proposed regulations last week regarding the tax on gifts and bequests from covered expatriates last week. Section 2801 basically provides that if a U.S. citizen or resident receives a “covered gift” or “covered bequest,” a gift

IRS Announces Key Milestone in FATCA Implementation; U.S. Begins Reciprocal Automatic Exchange of Tax Information under Intergovernmental Agreements

IR-2015-111, Oct. 2, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced the exchange of financial account information with certain foreign tax administrations, meeting a key Sept. 30 milestone related to FATCA, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. To achieve

File a Protective Claim for Refund for Possible OVDP Opt Out Cases

In 2009, the IRS had introduced an Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative/Program (OVDI/OVDP). In following years, the program was reintroduced and revised. When it comes to addressing offshore filing deficiencies, several issues exist in connection with the statute of limitations, the