Washington D.C. Tax Law Blog

Regarding FBAR: Tardy Honesty may be better than IRS Amnesty

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on May 13, 2013.

We who live in the Washington, D.C., area know it is a cosmopolitan place. There are many people who live throughout the District and suburban Maryland and Virginia who are new immigrants or first-generation citizens. Any who work and make a living here have the obligation of filing their yearly income tax returns. But there […]

Tags: Blog, IRS, Tax Evasion

Political Group Audits: A Sin needing More Than IRS Apology?

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on May 10, 2013.

It’s been a tough week for the current administration in the White House. The State Department is under fire over what some are calling a cover-up over the consulate attack in Libya that left four Americans dead back in September. And the Internal Revenue Service is under the gun for apparently targeting some tax-exempt organizations […]

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Tax Evasion: Effort to do Right Prompts 5-Second Probation

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on May 1, 2013.

Some months ago we wrote about the case of wealthy heiress Mary Estelle Curran and how she had become a target of the Internal Revenue Service because of funds held in foreign bank accounts. It’s a story that we suspect a lot of our readers in the Washington, D.C., area found intriguing. Curran pleaded guilty […]

Tags: Blog, Tax Evasion, Tax Topics

FBI Challenged on Info Gathering Gizmo in Tax Fraud Case

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on April 23, 2013.

Groundbreaking technology is amazing stuff (when it works). As with anything that is cutting edge, though, new technology often represents a double-edged sword. With all the apparent benefits come the risks that the tech tools will be used for nefarious purposes. And sometimes the good guys misuse the tools as readily as the bad guys. […]

Tags: Blog, IRS, Tax Crimes

Tax Dispute: Michael Jackson’s Estate Tells IRS to Beat It

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on April 23, 2013.

As long as a person has income, the Internal Revenue is likely to have an interest assessing taxes. Interestingly enough, this attitude toward taxation doesn’t necessarily end when a person passes away. If an estate has a continued income stream, then it may also be required to pay taxes on those earnings, since it is […]

Tags: Blog, Tax Controversies

Leaked Tax Haven Data Spurs Controversy in U.S., World

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on April 19, 2013.

That wealthy people employ tax havens in efforts to protect their wealth is not particularly shocking. But in recent weeks, it’s become a little clearer just how prevalent the use of the havens is and how interconnected they appear to be. The clarity is the result of the analysis of a group in the Washington, […]

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Sequester’s Possible Silver Lining: Fewer IRS Audits

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on April 12, 2013.

As we have noted in past posts, the prospect of an audit is not one that is looked upon with relish. At the same time, it’s not something that most readers in the Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia areas necessarily need to be too worried about. Only a small percentage of all returns are […]

Tags: Blog, Audits, IRS

Advocacy Group for Overseas Americans Calls for FATCA Repeal

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on April 5, 2013.

As long as Congress is undertaking efforts to reform the U.S. tax code, why not repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. That’s the suggestion that’s being made by the group American Citizens Abroad. The recommendation addressing this particular tax controversy was made in the form of a statement sent to Washington, D.C., this week […]

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Tax ‘Dirty Dozen’ for 2013 Shows What’s on IRS Crime Watch List

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on March 28, 2013.

It’s hardly as anticipated as the Cherry Blossom Festival here in Washington, D.C., but it is no less reliable in its arrival. We’re talking about the Internal Revenue Services’ annual “Dirty Dozen” list of potential tax scams. The tax crimes list is offered in the context of being a service to protect taxpayers from unscrupulous […]

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Fed Workers with Tax Liens Could Lose Jobs Under House Measure

On behalf of Frost Law posted in on March 22, 2013.

The top Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee says a measure passed by the panel on a voice vote this week defies logic. If the bill becomes law, federal workers who are “seriously delinquent” on paying their taxes and under liens for evading taxes could find themselves out of a job. Candidates […]

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