New Mandatory E-filing Form 8300 for Reporting of Large Cash Currency Transactions

The IRS announced yesterday that certain businesses that receive payments of over $10,000 in cash must file Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business, electronically starting in 2024, the IRS said in a news release (IR-2023-157).

IRS Uses New Funding to Target US Persons with Malta Accounts

The US Treasury and US Internal Revenue Service are to leverage more resources to detect Americans using Malta personal pension accounts to claim tax exempt income, it said in a statement last week. The additional resources to investigate the Malta

NJ Contractor Charged with Criminal Tax Evasion for Unreported Checks

A Union County NJ contractor was arrested last week for tax evasion for not reporting cashed check income. Joel Konopka, 45, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, is charged by indictment with four counts of corporate tax evasion, two counts of filing

Beware the New 2023 Form 1099-K

Beginning in 2023, third-party payment networks must file Form 1099-K with the IRS and provide a copy to the taxpayer when the gross payment amount exceeds $600. However, not all payments from third parties are taxable. Taxpayers can take steps to prevent non-taxable items

IRS FBAR Penalties Are Now Unmitigated

The Internal Revenue Service will no longer reduce the penalty for taxpayers who non willfully fail to file Reports of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR or FinCen 114), according to recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) internal guidance. The IRS