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U.S. Assists Finland In Investigation Of Payment Cardholders For Unreported Income Via John Doe Summons - Will The Use Of LLCs And Trusts Conceal Their Identities?
On May 1, 2019, the United States Department of Justice announced that a U.S. federal court had authorized the Internal Revenue Service to serve a so-called "John Doe" summons to several U.S. financial institutions.
United States
22 May 2019
IRS Warns Of Ongoing Tax Scams
The IRS kicked off its annual Dirty Dozen list of the most prevalent, and dangerous, tax scams by warning taxpayers to remain vigilant of these ongoing schemes during tax season and throughout the year.
United States
22 Mar 2019
2018 Year-End Tax Planning Guide
It has been almost a year since passage of the most sweeping tax legislation, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ("TCJA"), in more than 30 years.
United States
13 Dec 2018
IRS Announces New And Updated Voluntary Disclosure Program For Foreign And Domestic Tax Issues
On November 20, 2018, the IRS announced a new and updated voluntary disclosure program (UVDP). The UVDP imposes much harsher financial penalties for taxpayers who missed the deadline...
United States
11 Dec 2018
Planning Opportunities With Final Tax Reform Votes Looming - Actions To Consider Now
Congress continues to make significant progress pursuing historic tax reform.
United States
18 Dec 2017
Proceed With Caution: The "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams For 2017
The Dirty Dozen American film released by MGM in 1967 depicts wartime law breaking, theft and impersonation, but today we are talking about the IRS' "Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2017" list, which depicts law breaking, theft and impersonation issues that are putting taxpayers at risk.
United States
3 Mar 2017
U.S. Citizens With Federal Tax Debts In Excess Of $50,000 Are In Danger Of Having Their Passports Revoked
As President Trump's executive orders regarding immigration hold the world's attention, other new challenges for travelers are brewing. Specifically, these challenges may impact U.S. travellers...
United States
16 Feb 2017
The 2014 IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program And New Streamlined Filing Procedures
On June 18, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced major changes in its offshore voluntary compliance programs.
United States
10 Jul 2014
Don't Miss The FBAR Filing Deadline
Despite the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network publishing final regulations for reporting bank accounts, securities accounts and other financial accounts located in a foreign country on Form TD 90-22.1, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, many taxpayers remain confused regarding the filing requirements, including the fast-approaching and accelerated filing deadline.
United States
13 Jun 2013
When Athletes Retire, Is The Next Step Bankruptcy Or Paradise?
The "paradise" stories for the post-playing careers of professional athletes are without a doubt under told.
United States
2 Apr 2013
Last-Minute Fiscal Cliff Tax Deal Reached - Highlights Of The American Taxpayer Relief Act Of 2012
The United States plunged off the theoretical cliff New Year's Day, but the U.S. House of Representatives pulled us back by passing the U.S. Senate's version of the budget bill on New Year's Day, and lo and behold, we now have clarity on tax rates and tax provisions for 2013 and beyond.
United States
8 Jan 2013
Practical Tax Planning Tips For You, Your Family And Your Business
Legislation affecting your ultimate federal tax bill has become a common and annual event.
United States
11 Dec 2012
Parallel IRS Investigations Have Returned After A 35-Year Hiatus
Danger is lurking in the world of Internal Revenue Service audits, namely, parallel investigations.
United States
9 May 2012
Businesses And Households Employing Independent Contractors: Remain Aware
Using independent contractors can be risky for many businesses and households, and it remains an age-old concern in general.
United States
9 Dec 2011
Summer Business Trips Combined With Vacation May Provide Tax Benefits
Summer is upon us, and you may be thinking of combining a business trip and vacation plans. Although business is business and pleasure is pleasure, the tax code does not always adhere to absolutes.
United States
11 Aug 2011
Be Aware and Prepared for the IRS's New Mandatory Electronic Filing Requirements
In late 2009, President Obama signed into law the Worker, Homeownership, and Business Assistance Act of 2009 (the "Act").
United States
17 Jan 2011
Last-Minute 2009 Filing Season Tax Tips
During discussions with lawyers who have engaged our tax, accounting or litigation consulting services in connection with their client matters, more often than not a personal tax question or two is splashed within.
United States
14 Apr 2010
New IRS Strategic Initiative: Increased Audit Activity On Its Way?
Exposure of fraudulent and unscrupulous tax preparers, along with increasing voluntary compliance with federal tax laws and closing the tax gap (currently estimated to be in the billions of dollars) are among the goals of the Internal Revenue Service's five-year strategic plan released April 27, and runs from 2009 through 2013.
United States
2 Sep 2009
While Markets Continue To Fall, Fraud Activity Continues To Rise
While the global economy continues to fall, incidences of corporate fraud are on the rise. The current economic instability, coupled with weakened internal controls found in many organizations, both large and small, has created the perfect storm for corporate fraud.
United States
3 Feb 2009
December 2008: Year-End Charitable Contribution Guidance
The Internal Revenue Service has again issued guidelines for year-end contributions to charitable organizations.
United States
21 Jan 2009
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