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Manafort’s tax crime defense, explained

Former campaign chair manager for President Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, is currently facing criminal charges. The charges, which include tax evasion, can come with serious criminal penalties. These penalties can include very high monetary fines and potential imprisonment. In this case, Mr. Manafort faces a sentence of lifetime imprisonment.

5 face criminal charges for FATCA violations

The Department of Justice recently indicted five individuals for obstruction of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) administration of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). These individuals allegedly agreed to open offshore accounts without collecting required FATCA information. The agency accuses these individuals of scheming to evade reporting requirements.

Foreign trusts & gifts can require a special tax form

In some cases, those who conduct certain qualifying transactions using a foreign trust, those who own a foreign trust or those who receive a gift or bequest from a foreign person must file special tax documentation. It is important to make sure these dealings are in compliance with tax laws, or else harsh penalties can apply.

Foreign financial institutions must renew agreement with IRS

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is not relaxing its crackdown on the proper taxation of foreign financial accounts. Part of the agency’s efforts include requiring foreign financial institutions (FFIs) to provide the agency with information about persons from the United States that hold accounts within their institutions.

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