Disclosing Voluntarily to the IRS to potentially avoid Criminal Prosecution is still an Option for Taxpayers, but with some changes going forward……

February 2019

On September 28, 2018, the IRS closed the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (2014 OVDP).  The 2014 OVDP (and prior 2011 and 2009 programs) had the purpose of https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/disclosing-voluntarily-to-the-irs-to-19065/

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Tax News Update for U.S. Taxpayers living Abroad

February 2019

The IRS ability to deny or revoke the Passports of Taxpayers with “seriously delinquent tax debt greater than $50,000” is a distressing problem https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/tax-news-update-for-u-s-taxpayers-97716/ 

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IRS Accuracy Related Penalties is the number one most litigated tax issue

January 2019

The National Taxpayer Advocate 2017 Report to Congress states that  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/irs-accuracy-related-penalties-is-the-17644/

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What is new in a “nutshell” for FORM 1040 for TAX YEAR 2018

January 2019

For Tax Year 2018, Taxpayers will use the new and re-designed Form 1040    https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/what-is-new-in-a-nutshell-for-form-1040-50654/

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Four LATAM Countries will work as a TEAM to TACKLE TAX EVASION, Corruption and Other Financial Crimes

January 2019

The Global Forum and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) oversee the internationally agreed standards of   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/four-latam-countries-will-work-as-a-52526/

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Tenga Cuidado con la Campaña de Precisión de Presentación de FATCA del IRS

January 2019

El 30 de octubre del 2018, la división Internacional y de Grandes Empresas del IRS (“LBI”) anunció la aprobación de una campaña de  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/tenga-cuidado-con-la-campana-de-18487/

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Beware of the IRS FATCA Filing Accuracy Campaign

January 2019

On October 30, 2018, the IRS Large Business and International division (LBI) announced the approval of a compliance campaign regarding  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/beware-of-the-irs-fatca-filing-accuracy-37083/

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Is it time for Foreign Financial Institutions to hire IRS Representation?

January 2019

The Responsible Officer (RO) of a Participating Foreign Financial Institution (PFFI) or Reporting Model 2 FFI is required to      https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/is-it-time-for-foreign-financial-10469/

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Due Diligence is necessary for Taxpayers to have the Right TAX Representative

January 2019

As 2018 comes to an end, many Taxpayers are wondering about their tax reporting situation under the Tax Cut Jobs Act.  Taxpayers ought to be asking themselves if their Tax Representative understands:  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/due-diligence-is-necessary-for-93021/

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Winning Business Through Bribery Could Get You Into Trouble!

December 2018

In 1977, the United States enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The FCPA prohibits an offer,  https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/winning-business-through-bribery-could-16031/

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Understanding how IRS identifies and selects Individual Tax Returns for Automated Underreporter Review

December 2018

The IRS Automated Underreporter Matching Process matches Tax Returns against Information Returns.   IRS states that   https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/understanding-how-irs-identifies-and-11599/

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