Posts tagged "Offshore Accounts"

IRS cracks down on willful, eases up on non-willful FBAR evasion

Today was the extended filing deadline for U.S. citizens who lived abroad on the regular tax due date for 2014 returns. You still have until the end of June to file your FBARs, FATCA reports and Statements of Special Foreign Financial Assets, as appropriate, however, which brings us back to those controversial foreign income reports.

For Microsoft audit, IRS hires lawyer who beat them in antitrust

According to a quarterly securities filing, the IRS has been auditing 11 years of Microsoft's tax filings. This includes an ongoing audit of tax years 2007 through 2014 and a reopened audit of tax years 2004 through 2006, with the main issue being transfer pricing.

Leaked tax haven data spurs controversy in U.S., world

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.

Tax 'Dirty Dozen' for 2013 shows what's on IRS crime watch list

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.

Abdicating citizenship: A tax strategy to approach with caution

There are a lot of tax-saving strategies that individuals can employ. Some work well. Others need to be examined really carefully before being tried to make sure the individual doesn't wind up proverbially shooting themselves in the foot.

Israeli bank wields FBAR tax form prod on behalf of IRS

We've written a bit in recent posts about the Internal Revenue Services efforts to close the loop on U.S. citizens they suspect of using foreign banks to hide wealth and income from tax liability. Swiss banks and the accounts they hold have garnered much of the limelight, but banks all around the world are under scrutiny as officials in Washington, D.C., try to bring some black to the red that washes over the treasury.

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