Tomorrow night our firm will be presenting a three hour seminar to tax professionals on foreign account disclosure, FBARs, and OVDI at the Academy of Continuing Professional Education (ACPE): June 21, 2011 – 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Navigating Foreign
The IRS said last week that it is making available to taxpayers a 90-day deadline extension to participate in the 2011 offshore voluntary disclosure initiative (OVDI). The extension would be available to taxpayers who have made a good faith attempt
The Department of Justice and local United States Attorneys’ Offices continue to zealously prosecute numerous cases involving U.S. taxpayers who have failed to report their interests in offshore accounts. The successful prosecutions underscore the government’s aggressive investigations and enhanced scrutiny.
Last week a Boston venture capitalist and director at a Boston bank was charged with failing to report his foreign bank account and income to the US Department of the Treasury. It is noteworthy that relatively small amounts of income,
The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has asked HSBC Bank to provide information on incomes of US residents who may be using accounts in India to evade income taxes. The move has raised several questions. First, why did US authorities
The IRS has petitioned for a federal court authorization to enable it to obtain information on HSBC Bank’s American account holders using their foreign accounts to evade taxes. Most of these account holders are believed to be Americans of Indian
An Indian-American businessman on Tuesday pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud US tax authorities by hiding his bank accounts in HSBC India, a case which has led the IRS to probe NRIs holding accounts in the bank. Vaibhav Dahake, 44
Hiding income in offshore accounts, identity theft, return preparer fraud, and filing false or misleading tax forms top the annual list of “dirty dozen” tax scams in 2011, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. “The Dirty Dozen represents the worst
Foreign bank account reports (FBARs) and the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (2011 OVDI)
Foreign bank account reports (FBARs) for 2010 are due on June 30, 2011 (and no extension is available). Recent guidance provides insight into who is required to file an FBAR and what is considered to be a “foreign financial account”
Last week the U.S. Justice Department asked a federal district court in San Francisco to force HSBC USA to disclose the names of their U.S. customers suspected of having secret bank accounts in India. The legal action comes after the
The Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) was originally enacted in 1970 to help detect and prevent money laundering. The BSA requires reporting for a calendar year called a “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” (Form TD F 90-22.1 (the “FBAR”)),
The New Jersey Department of Treasury, Division of Taxation announced today that it will offer a Second Voluntary Compliance program to complement the Internal Revenue Service Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative to identify assets and unreported income from previously sheltered
On February 8, 2011, the IRS announced the 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Initiative (OVDI), designed to bring offshore money back into the U.S. tax system and help people with undisclosed income from hidden offshore accounts get current with their taxes.
HSBC, one of the largest banks international banks in the world, is facing rough time with allegations on its holding bankers being involved with a New Jersey Indian American businessman in hiding his bank accounts in India from the Internal